I’ve written so many short stories. Here’s an opportunity to do something with them.
I will upload a short story each month for you to read. No particular theme, no demographic, just a quick read for you. Click on “Short Stories” in the menu to view the first of many – “The Brown Hens”.
Shortlisted in last year’s Redlitzer, “The Brown Hens” borrows on family history to tell the story of one of my aunts and her introduction to the family. Much of it is fiction for I never knew how she met the family. As a child, I only knew she was an outsider and the brown hens viewed her as such. Poor Eva (not her real name). She did marry Jock and they had a happy marriage, despite the lack of acceptance by the other members of the family.
As a happy note, she was reunited with her older brother after the war. Both he and her younger brother fought on opposite sides during the war but came through unscathed.