David Abrams

David Abrams is the author of FOBBIT, a comedy about the Iraq War (Grove/Atlantic) that Publishers Weekly called “an instant classic” and named a Top 10 Pick for Literary Fiction in Fall 2012. It was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, an Indie Next pick and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His short stories have appeared in Esquire,Narrative, Salamander, Connecticut Review, The Greensboro Review, Five Chapters, The Missouri Review, and many other publications. He earned a BA in English from the University of Oregon and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He retired from active-duty after serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years, a career that took him to Alaska, Texas, Georgia, the Pentagon and Iraq. He now lives in Butte, Montana with his wife. His blog, The Quivering Pen, can be found at Visit his website at

David Abrams

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by David Abrams - Fiction

Baghdad’s Forward Operating Base is like the back-office of the battlefield. Male and female soldiers are trying to find an empty Porta Potty in which to get acquainted, grunts are playing Xbox and watching NASCAR between missions, and a lot of the senior staff are more concerned about getting to the chow hall in time for the Friday night all-you-can-eat seafood special than worrying about little things like military strategy.