Since the short stories section of the site seems to be becoming more popular, I decided to get up a bit earlier than usual and do a light-edit on an old story I wrote while living in Cologne. Be aware that I love Germany, and I have met a great number of wonderful people there. The situation desribed here is ugly, but not in any way typical.
The Sweet Woman
Most people have been a victim of crime: mugging, robbery, pick-pocketing, identity theft, fraud, abuse, bullying or harassment, enough so that nowadays it is stranger if you haven’t, rather than if you have. This was crossing my mind in the supermarket last week, penguin-stepping towards the…LET ME READ THE REST