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Otis Haschemeyer

Otis Haschemeyer has an MFA from the University of Arkansas and was a recent Stegner Fellow. He currently lives in Paris, where he is working on a novel.

— From October 2003

The Designated Marksman

A second is how much time it takes a .50 caliber bullet to travel six hundred meters, and what a lot of people don’t know is that there is a momentary ghost image as the bullet disrupts the air in the focal plane above the target. It’s just science, but I could see it through the scope, and it looks like a soul, a soul that departs the body before the bullet strikes.

October 2003
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