Synopsis: Two young people, profoundly affected by their respective experiences during World War II, meet shortly after the end of the war, and, it unfortunately doesn’t go very well…

Note: This story contains strong language and violence, to an extent such that I’m afraid I must deny entry to anyone under the age of 17. (Sorry youngsters, but please do not resent this… just go and enjoy your youth while you’ve still got it- believe me, it’ll be gone before you know it.)

WARNING: The nature of the violence in this story is possibly disturbing, and “triggering”. (Although none of the violence is actually depicted in any “graphic” way.)

A little background: The facet of WWII and its aftermath, that relative to the epic scope of the war registers only as a minor “footnote”, but is a more central part of my story, is covered extensively in the book The Fall of Berlin by Antony Beevor. This book came out in 2002, and was a New York Times Bestseller, although I only happened to learn of it fairly recently. Suffice it to say it definitely, majorly, altered my prior conception of this particular segment of history…

Lastly, the standard “yadda yadda yadda…”

This story is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real places are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and events are products of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2016 by Sandra Goldstein.

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