Friday, July 26, 2013

Solomon's Justice: A PTSD Short Story

By Phyllis Zimbler Miller

The main character of Solomon's Justice is Judge Robert Solomon. Many soldiers, after being in a battle zone where life expectancy is an unknown, they see things that no one should ever see, deal with it, and live with it for the rest of their life. Each individual must handle it the best they can.

Psychological trauma can happen to anyone, from private citizen to soldier. Many soldiers come home changed, and unable to let things go as they try to reenter a normal society.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) called battle fatigue, combat fatigue, combat neurosis, and shell shock in WWI and WWII.

PTSD described by one dictionary as, “An anxiety disorder associated with serious traumatic events and characterized by such symptoms as survivor guilt, reliving the trauma in dreams, numbness, and lack of involvement with reality, or recurrent thoughts and images.”

Solomon's Justice is a short story about a soldier suffering from PTSD in front of Robert Solomon Judge on trial for committing a crime, and how the judge deals out a special brand of justice to the ex-soldier before him in court.

Solomon's Justice is a quick but gripping tale that is a must read for everyone, because it gives a bit of insight into what many people go through who have been diagnosed with PTSD.

This reviewer awards five stars out of a possible five stars to Solomon's Justice

Robert Medak

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