Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Laotian Civil War

  • The Secret War

    Bryant Phan¬† Oakland, CA, USA I. War Factories When the war settled, Papa left but his ghost still slept in our apartment. The first few months after he stormed out, Mama cried herself into a steel mill of a woman. She is big-boned, hot tempered, and heaves like a factory during a busy sunrise. At…