She's a housewife and mother like any other, except that she carries a gun for her government and is part of an elaborate border defense plan.
This story has been inspired by the author's sojourn and travels in the Middle East, a region steeped in ancient culture, contradiction and conflict and describes an episode in a female soldier's life struggling with motherhood and house-holding after a mission gone wrong.
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"Instead of fisher villages there is only the sea, in place of unbroken settlements: high-rises out of nowhere. The gravel of old roads long ago crushed into desert sand by hooves, feet and tanks: invisible scars under sun burnt tar and the tires of automobiles."
"that missing part of her, a silhouette drawn in the gasoline of longing and set on fire by a desperate forgetfulness."
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About the Author:
André Klein was born in Germany, has grown up and lived in many different locations including Thailand, Sweden and Israel. He has performed at various poetry slam events, curated an experimental television program and runs an independent publishing and online education website through which he releases both fiction and non-fiction materials.