"An Unfathomable Attack"Remember the ordinary, if you can. Remember how normal New York City seemed at sunrise yesterday, as beautiful a morning as ever dawns in early September. The polls had opened for a primary election, and if the day seemed unusual in any way, that was the reason — the collective awareness that the night would be full of numbers. All the innumerable habits and routines that define a city were unbroken. Everyone was preoccupied, in just the way we usually call innocence.
And by 10:30 a.m. all that had gone. Lower Manhattan had become an ashen
shell of itself, all but a Pompeii under the impact of a terrorist attack
involving two airliners that crashed into the World Trade Center and then
brought its twin towers down. In Washington, a third plane had plunged into
the Pentagon. The president was for a long while out of sight, his plane
seeming to hop around the middle of the country in search of security. For
all Americans, the unimaginable became real..."
In the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, In Posse Review presents a special edition of written reactions and We invite writers to contribute first-person accounts, essays, stories and poems on the Attack Against America. Often immediate, extemporaneous reactions to the carnage, these are our way of expressing our sorrow and horror.
We will continue to update this page during the days ahead, so check back periodically. If you believe you have something valuable to contribute, please read our submission guidelines.
July 4, 2003
Peter C. Greer
Christine Boyka Kluge
Tacitus: City of Unseens
I Wish It Was That Simple
the family tour to ground zero on a saturday in october
Letter to a Suicide Bomber and Hijacked
Ruth Knafo Setton
Carolyn Steele Agosta
Pass Over Us
Oh Mother: Words From Ashes
South Tower, 96th Floor, Corner Office
F. John Sharp
I've Been Living
United in Shock, United in Grief
I Just Don't Know
The Day The Planes Stopped Flying
Alan C. Baird
Remembering the Final Approach to New York City
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