Published by One Story in the summer of 2015, this Pushcart Prize-winning story explores the life and mind of a Vietnam veteran whose PTSD and complex relationship with language mire him in a world of uncertain fictions. The piece will be reprinted in the 2016 Best American Nonrequired Reading, at which point the author will spontaneously combust from happiness.

You can read an excerpt of ‘Things I Know To Be True,’ or purchase a copy of the story, here, or share your thoughts about the piece on Goodreads.