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Letters from the Front: The Real Enemy

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January 27, 1945:
Today’s the day that I see the folly in my deeds. This entire time I’ve been blinded by a mask of ignorance. The countless lives I’ve put at risk, trying to please a man I’ve never met. Today I’ve seen hell. Today I’ve seen the fullest capabilities of man.
I arrived at the camp early in the morning. I stood in front of those gates; I could never be prepared for what lay behind them. As a soldier I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen mounds of dead people, some of which I shot. I’ve seen the looks of plea as I pulled the trigger. I’ve seen the scorched bodies of burned enemies; but never have I seen anything like this.
Bodies were stacked up to the sky. The pungent smell of rotting and burnt flesh was thick and invaded my nose. I could’ve never imagined that I would have seen this. He promised change. He promised a new Germany full of prosperity and opportunity. He promised us everything. But was it worth all this?
Those people had families. Yes, I’ve killed my fair share of familie…

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Hello and welcome to my personal website. This site contains a collection of my fictional and journalism-related works. I update it semi-regularly depending on how busy my life is at any given moment. I hope you enjoy reading some of the stuff on this site. It was crafted from many sleepless nights and hour-long loops of Hans Zimmer songs.

So a little bit about myself. As the name of the website would indicate, my name is Colton Redtfeldt. I'm an aspiring journalist student in the Pacific Northwest. I have high dreams of one day covering national politics for the largest publications in the nation and even world. I am also interested in human interest stories and exposing the injustices of the world.

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. When I was young, I remember sitting at my grandpa's dining room table stapling together some pieces of paper and making a "book" out of them. A few years later I started writing more seriously and by the end of my fresh…