Posted on December 17, 2021 at 1:50 AM
Now I remembered where I was: amongst the enemy, a thousand miles from home. I knew what the Russians did to captives: I had heard of a woman from NKVD who was worst of all, with terrible ideas and never expecting answer.
I was pushed into a cell much like the fox-hole, which had already taken on an alluring air, wrapped in warm nostalgia: here was a small room excavated out of the side of the river bank with hole for toilet and luckily no window. There were twenty within, German and Ukraine; no others of my country.
-From "The Angel of Stalingrad", first published in “Greetings” anthology (Enthusiastic Press, 2019), and one of the stories in Mark Piggott's fiction/non-fiction collection "Militant Factions" available in paperback or Kindle from Amazon.
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