Serena Lin

Online Exclusive: Where You Are Supposed To Be by Serena Lin

2011 Asian American Short Story Contest Honorable Mention

By Serena Lin

Just a little bit farther.  The rock grated against the dirt, leaving lime and sandstone, rubbing bits of dust into the private’s hands.  He crawled a few more inches on his belly.  He tried not to breathe too heavily, afraid that even surrounded by his company, he was not yet safe.  A bead of sweat trickled from his temple down to the collar of his uniform.