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Saint Valentine's Day by Harry Buschman

 
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Linda
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject: Saint Valentine's Day by Harry Buschman Reply with quote

Harry,

Now it is my turn to be "blown into next week"...I logged on to comment on your flash fiction, but then I saw your new post...this is too good..and so sad...I don't think I will ever get this image out of my mind:

There were thirty three children who sat alone in the basement of the First Lutheran Church on that St. Valentine’s Day. We did not know we were orphans and we were too young to cry.

I am at a lost for words...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very kind of you, Linda. I threw my own voice away for this one and let the little boy speak for himself. He's the one that should get the tribute.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then, thank you, Josef, for opening your heart in possibly the last days of your journey. And thank you, Harry, for opening a great and effective door for the young Max. (1 Corinthians 16:9)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:04 am    Post subject: Saint Valentines Day Reply with quote

Harry,

Just read Saint Valentines Day and i think it's a really powerful, well written story. Where did you get the idea from?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Cara.

I suppose it's because I spent 5 years of my life in that war and never really understood what the rationale was for fire bombing Dresden, since the surrender of Germany was imminent.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry,

What a powerful story this is. I think that poor boy only had one parent for a very long time. The boy's voice is loud and clear and he brings us along with him every step of the way. So many times I wanted to cry as I read. Everyone has an idea of the atrocity of war. Seeing it through the eyes of a child really brings those horrors home.

Well done, my friend. It was a honor and pleasure to read.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:54 am    Post subject: Saint Valentine's Day by Harry Buschman Reply with quote

Harry, it is wonderfully an effective story creating the repulsive emotions againt war and glorifying the cries of the innocent so loudly and so silently.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings Ehsan! Good to hear from you again. Thanks you for the kind remarks.

How are things with you in your corner of the world? Above all take care of yoursel, your family and your friends ... there will be pieces to put back together again.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:19 am    Post subject: Saint Valentine's Day by Harry Buschman Reply with quote

Herry, it is of course a matter of great pleasure to rejoin you and all other friens. Thank u for your concerns about me, my family and friends. What are the conditions here and how are we feeling, I have just now submitted a new poem to the writers-voice which reflects the feelings of all common Pakistanis. Thank you again for your kind wishes.
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