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March, 2022

When men fight and children have to be strong. A short story.

Photo by Luke Pennystan on Unsplash

We were at the train station for ten hours. The first three were the worst.

Marshalled on the freezing platform, wrapped up in our warmest clothes, we expected the train to arrive every minute. The smallest child in our group was crying, a reedy, miserable sound that persisted with no hope of comfort. Apart from…

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