Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Terror in Tunisia

Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Terror in Tunisia

Article excerpt

The crack of fireworks pierces the air, but without the bright showers of colored light. Almost immediately a distinct residue of bullets invades the nostrils of many unsuspecting foreigners. The beach at Sousse has become the vacation with no visible destination.

A lone shooter, it is believed, charges up the stairs of the nearby Imperial Marhaba Hotel, making those inside scramble to solitary hiding places. Everyone who sees anyone feels trapped together this side of hell in a small hole. They wonder who in their family or party is missing. Some already know.

After killing and maiming, the shooter himself is dispatched in a hail of gunfire by security forces. Both sides know that the assassin cannot live. That is the way to make a point in this part of the world.

Shortly after, an additional thousand police are dispatched to guard the beach. …

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