"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..."
--New York Times Op Ed Page, September 12, 2001

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.

      - The Editors



July 4, 2003
    Peter C. Greer



Gills
    Christine Boyka Kluge



Good Friday
    Garth Greenwell



Tacitus: City of Unseens
    David Gewanter



I Wish It Was That Simple
    John Haynes



the family tour to ground zero on a saturday in october
    Kate Lutzner



Flight Attendant
    Lois Peterson



Letter to a Suicide Bomber and Hijacked
    Ruth Knafo Setton



Hands
    Beverly Jackson



Walking Alone
    Carolyn Steele Agosta



Sepia
    Aedin McLoughlin



Pass Over Us
    Chris Pasley



Oh Mother: Words From Ashes
    Joseph Faria



South Tower, 96th Floor, Corner Office
    F. John Sharp



Lost Mourning
    Rusty Barnes



I've Been Living
    Steve Frederick



United in Shock, United in Grief
    Antony Davies



I Fell
    Joan Wilking



I Just Don't Know
    Cecilia Baader



The Day The Planes Stopped Flying
    Alan C. Baird



Crumbling
    Bill Andrews



Remembering the Final Approach to New York City
    Andrew Wilson


 
 
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