A Different Kind of Tourist

Written by Carol Er Yue from China List of Characters Adam A young man just over the age of 30. A Danish Jew who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to Sweden as a child. Though he has turned into a stubborn/cynical person, he also has the capacity to dream and hope. Emilie A pretty and […]

Bloody Life

ALPHA “Go! Take all the boys and leave the girls,” I heard commander Sesay shout.  I really didn’t quite understand why he was ordering us to do such heart-breaking things, but I wouldn’t dare go against his orders. Not just because he is heartless, but because I feel as though I have to please him […]

Sweet War

The Blitz – 1940, London “Miss! A gracious lady like you shouldn’t be walking on these hell-coated streets!” shouted a man carrying a mildly torn portmanteau, busily hurrying to the direction of the train station. Allison Bradshawe smirked to herself. She wasn’t planning on leaving the city to the safety she knew her family would […]

Family Secrets

On a Wednesday and a Friday every week, they would visit their grandmother’s beautiful home in the suburbs – big enough for a family, but she was all alone. As they approached on the winding path to the grand front door, she watched them with an inscrutable expression, hunched in a corner rocking chair that […]

The Allied Lady

Chapter 1 12 May 1940, Cologne “Why can’t you understand, Gertraud?” Max started raising his voice. “It is too late my love.” He pulled out the dark wooden chair and sat down. His head sank into his hands as if he had lost a bet in a horse race. A big bet. Gertraud was leaning […]

The Betrayal (War is hell)

There he was – pale in face with dark blue lips and half closed eyes, almost as though he was half awake, but in fact Pvt. James Richards was very much dead. By his side lay 25 other soldiers who were also dead, including the courageous Pvt. Joseph Rogers and family man Pvt. Sam Turner, […]