While on Pinterest, I found an actual historical photograph from one of my books! It was an odd experience, because I write science fiction.
My book The Eternal Front has interstitial sections that form a kind of travelogue of the main planet.
This excerpt describes how the trench pantheon came about. The pantheon is the collection scary ‘trench gods’ that even hardened soldiers will claim to have encountered: Brutal Butcher, Sister Sneeze, Nurse Angry Revenge, Stompfootie, and many more. Each trench god is a different way to die on the eternal front.
— The Eternal Front
Try to write something horrifying and sad, like bodies kept aloft by strings of explosions, and along comes actual history to show you something even more horrifying and sad: