inessential by Brent Simmons

Neven Stands Outside the Gate

Neven Mrgan, The Agony and The Ecstasy of The President:

The first thing I see are the guards. And they are carrying guns. All around the vast, sprawling compound, a twelve-foot fence keeps the workers inside. You see, there has been a shooting not too long ago. Strolling in the park one night, President Garfield was shot by a disgruntled coworker.

Do you think Neven really doesn’t know that his last name is missing a vowel? Really? With his attention to detail?