For Them

For Them.

My Grandfather served from 1914 -17 and suffered lung damage from a gas attack. He survived the War but died later, a relatively young man in his thirties, as a consequence of frequent pulmonary illnesses.
I never met my Grandfather and my questions were pushed away with the reply;

‘We don’t talk about the War.’

Sometime ago, I wrote a short piece of fiction of one grandfather’s war experience as told to his grandchildren at Christmas. You may like to read it here.

The Lady in the Bauble

4 responses to “For Them

  1. I find the Lady in the Bauble is told with a gentleness of touch, and with empathic directness. I really like the rhythm of the story, small scenes brought to life with the refrain ‘shush shush’ to the grandchildren anchoring it to the present. Indeed a tribute to ‘Them’.

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  2. A very touching and beautiful story.

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