Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Sisters (Part II)

The girl settled into the routine at the children’s home. She wasn’t too keen on the food, especially when the bread tasted just awful on some mornings. Some of the other kids were of the opinion that the bakers hadn’t … Continue reading

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The Sisters (Part I)

The girl’s parents had decided to go on a holiday without the children as her mother had only recently recovered from a serious illness and needed some time to recover. So for six weeks, the entire length of the summer … Continue reading

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The Leather Shorts

The girl had a new teacher for her second year in primary school, Fräulein Alscher, a bespectacled teacher in her thirties who radiated authority. As the “Fräulein” (Miss) indicated, the teacher was a spinster. She lived with her elderly mother … Continue reading

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The Gift

School was great! The girl wanted to learn, especially reading and writing. Her grandfather owned a bookshop in town with countless shiny new books on sale for adults and children. Her mother always read to her and her brother at bedtime and they … Continue reading

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The Cemetery

They put on their coats and left the house. It was a cold winter morning, just above freezing, but there was no frost or snow on the pavement. The family walked through the quiet Sunday morning streets of the city: … Continue reading

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The Punishment

She attended a Protestant Lutheran kindergarten, but the girl didn’t know that, nor did she concern herself much with religion. Her mother reminded her to pray every evening, but they usually only went to church at Christmas. The nursery teachers … Continue reading

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A Tomboy in the Making

Petzi She was looking forward to the party. Yes, a real party with drinks, cakes and games. She took her duffle bag, grabbed Petzi and off she went. Petzi was her teddy bear and the party venue was a doll … Continue reading

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