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Invasion of France – 1940

Territory A 1940’s marching song: Your land is my land – Your land is my land from the Ardennes woodlands to the Somme wetlands Surrender your trigger hand disband your dreamland or it’ll be a wasteland Just ask Poland — And the show goes on

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Cold bones and hollow veins anchored Reuben Remus to the corner. He shrunk into the hardwood and cupped his ears to guard himself from the sadness around him. Panicked cries and frenzied shouts battered the outside of his window. Despair … Continue reading

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Vanishing Acts

“… Terra trusted that gravity would resolve the remainder of her task. And so it did… She kept Callimachus calm during that six-story free fall, providing his mind with the same weightlessness that his body was experiencing. The fantastic conclusion … Continue reading

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a history reborn

There is always time for rewrites… Here is the updated history of a young Reuben Remus. __________ “It was 1918 – war’s end – time to rebuild. The resurgence of intellectualism reinvigorating Poland attracted Benjamin and Martha Remus to the Mokotòw district of … Continue reading

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Holy Communion

“You seek answers to a question you do not fully understand,” seethed the darkness from within Father Bellemare. “Could this be a question of religion, and, subsequently, an answer of Faith? Yes, I think so!” — the sonorous boom of … Continue reading

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… and behold them frequently

I just found this little prayer in one of my Grandfather’s old World War Two books. It would seem Sergeant Richter of the Waffen-SS has found these words before me… “… The moon was nowhere to be seen. But then again neither … Continue reading

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POLAND Trapped between two beasts They came from the east They came from the west Kill the intellectuals – box in the Jews – destroy heritage – build prisons take it all then move on *Clack *Clack Sold to the highest bidder!

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At Long Last

What an absence! Over the past year I was so absorbed with editing my novel that everything else seemed to fall to the background. I lost track of my blog, left books half-read, or neglected entirely, and stopped writing in my … Continue reading

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Bulletproof Bible

So the other day I was talking about how certain conflicts surround the characters in my novel. I shared an excerpt from a previous chapter in which Hauptmann Wadel and Cardinal Marcel Poldi finally recognize each other as enemies, and I … Continue reading

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Cardinal vs. Hauptmann

There are multiple plot lines and conflicts revolving simultaneously around the central plot and setting of World War 2 in my novel Aristeia. Some are introduced in the beginning pages and others take time to develop. The facilitation of multiple … Continue reading

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