Category Archives: Story

The Blue Dream

~ She’s never seen such a beautiful sight, such intense colours. Only in dreams. This was her third such dream that she can remember. A real jewel. Blue sapphire. She woke up, out of this seascape dream, in the early … Continue reading

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Growing Up IN The 1940s – Life on the Farm – World War II

This year we are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two. It was such a long time ago. I’m trying to remember what it was like for me in those turbulent years of War, and what … Continue reading

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Growing Up In The 1940s – Primary School – World War II

  This year we are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two. It was such a long time ago. I’m trying to remember what it was like for me in those turbulent years of War, and … Continue reading

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Romancing Tatyana Firsova – Friday Writing Essential, November 21, 2014: Youthful Memories

My Dad’s Youthful Memories   (This is an excerpt from “My Dad, Volunteer in WWI”, a memoir I intend to finish, hopefully, by the end of 2015.) Bogdan Stojić, medical student at Graz University, was conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian Army … Continue reading

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My Dad, Volunteer in WWI

My Dad, Volunteer in WWI Today is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. Here’s an abridged version of the first chapter of a memoir I’m writing about my Dad’s involvement in the Great War. At the time of … Continue reading

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The Happiest Day of My Childhood

Today is 13 July. On this day 69 years ago, my dear father came home from a POW camp in Germany. I’m not superstitious in general, but that day was Friday 13 and I’ve considered it my lucky day ever … Continue reading

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Falsehood and Truth – Fable

    Once upon a time, two beautiful girls, wearing beautiful garments, went to bathe in a lake. The girls’ names were Falsehood and Truth. They took off their dresses, arranged them carefully on the bed of grass and dived … Continue reading

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Would you do what I did?

I wonder if anyone else would do what I did. Actually, even I am stunned by my actions. Usually a cautious person, weighing the pros and cons, sometimes, however, I do things on the spur of the moment.   So … Continue reading

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Inspector Mufti the Superdog

Tuesday 25 March 2014. Mufti is partially blind. It looks to me that he is totally blind in the right eye. He keeps knocking his head against every obstacle along the way; his hearing, however, is very good, so when … Continue reading

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Beware of Free Software Downloads

Beware of Free Software Downloads If you don’t know how to do it safely, and I obviously don’t, then you’d better ask someone who knows the trick because that’s the time for browser hijackers to gate-crash your browser. It’s happened … Continue reading

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