City of Whores -Part Three

Read the previous instalment here Part Three – Leah Chernivtsy formerly Czernowitz Ukraine – 2010 By the time their tourist party had reached Przemysl, on the sleeper train, Leah was tired, and starting to feel that sense of loneliness and depression that can overwhelm solitary travellers.  Not that she was the only single in the group but, despite her six months of study at the … Continue reading City of Whores -Part Three

City of Whores – Part Two

This is the second part of a four part story. Read Part One here Part Two – Okhsana Chernivtsy, (formerly Czernowitz) Ukraine – 2010 When Okhsana turned 16 she made herself a promise, that she would celebrate her 18th birthday far from this grubby post-Soviet backwater.  She was already tall for her age, she was athletic, start of a local girls’ volleyball team, she had long … Continue reading City of Whores – Part Two

Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter Three

The next instalment of my collaboration with Posy Churchgate.  The previous chapter is on Posy’s blog here  St. Faith’s School  September 1952 I have never much liked the French. I have bitter memories of 1940 when their collapse left our country to fight on alone against Nazi Germany. I was a young House mistress at St. Faith’s in those days when we had to open … Continue reading Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter Three

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

After lunch we returned to our cells and the heavy metal doors banged shut behind is. The hatch opened, and we were aware of eyes watching us as we lay on our bunks. “Everything OK ladies?” said a cheerful voice. “Yes Miss” said Mandy from the top bunk and the hatch closed, leaving us to yet another aimless Sunday afternoon. “Lazy Sunday afternoon” said Mandy … Continue reading Lazy Sunday Afternoon