In Memorium - September 11, 2001
A Few Words from the Editor - September 13th, 2001

M. Stanley Bubien

Yesterday, I had intended to resume the Story Bytes Mailing List. The destruction of the World Trade Center, the subsequent loss of life, and the almost surreal images of those terrifying events put my plans (now seeming so trivial) on hold.

However, today I decided to re-start the mailing list anyway, though instead of my planned offering, I am presenting a single story this week, inspired by yesterday's tragedy. I wrote it after a tense vigil of News watching, the most painful in my life.

In the coming weeks, I will be running other authors' recations to the World Trade Center disaster. I will also re-run a few stories about terrorism that I had previously written. These stories primarily concern Israel, a country that has bourne a heavy brunt of terrorism over the years.

I beg you to consider these stories in two lights. The first, being the time they were written---in 1997 close to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin. The second, of course, being the recent tragedy at the World Trade Center in New York.

My condolences and prayers go out to those directly effected by this tragedy. And I pray also that our leaders will seek wisdom and caution in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. And above all, may God bless you, each and every one.

Copyright ©2001 M. Stanley Bubien. All Rights Reserved.

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October, 2001
Issue #65