” People come genuinely but mistakenly to believe that they had witnessed something”

the marking of the letter k

2 responses to “” People come genuinely but mistakenly to believe that they had witnessed something”

  1. My word … this is forceful … and fair enough, the subject merits that uncompromising treatment. I make a guess that the broken sentences have been taken from actual witness statements to the Saville Inquiry, but there is sensitivity and skill in the assembly of the parts, the repetition, the overlays and gaps.
    I rather the like the opening : starting with a conjunction in lower case, to bring the reader in with a shock at a point where preliminaries have been concluded and the horror begins.
    And the closing line equally : the recollections won’t stop repeating, can’t conclude, don’t …

    • John,

      I’m pleased that you like this, it’s something that I cant seem to get out of my system. Most of the sentences are taken from witness statements, the title is a particularly fatuous observation made by Saville as well and there are also definitions of ‘explode’ and ‘skip’ from the OED. I’m now trying to wean myself off (again) Ulster and move on to archives new…

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