ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

A short story

The Tinkle of Shattering Glass

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The tinkle of shattering glass reminded the frightened child of La Malatesta although he’d never seen the songbird nor heard her warble. This time it wasn’t Verdi or Puccini or Donizetti. It was pure Wagner. Götterdämmerung. A squad of German SS-Ordnungspolizei was busy trashing the Bordello Beatrice in Via Lungotevere dei Cenci while eight-year-old Adamo secreted himself inside an…

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