Angel in Black

Posted: January 27, 2016 in Friday Fictioneers
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Wow! Wednesday/Friday again. The photo prompt was supplied by C.E. Ayr and posted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle. I usually don’t pre-read anyone’s submissions before writing mine. Today I broke the rule and, after reading Rochelle’s (and only Rochelle’s), I felt the need to show her characters a hint of kindness. (A link to the Jewish Ghetto Police during WW II

PHOTO PROMPT - © ceayr

“Be by the gait, half-past ten.”
“But . . .”
“On time, or someone else will have it. Many wait in line.”
“May I bring a friend?”
“Ah, a menage a trois!” She turns in a swirl of sable and Chanel.

Frightened beyond words, the two creep along the wall without whispering. If a dog barks or they leave a moon shadow…
The reward is worth the fear.

Tonight she is clothed all in black, smells of nothing. She passes one sandwich, two, through the bars. Nadine and Martine grasp them with eager hands.

Poor kinder, tomorrow Jüdische Polizei will liquidate the ghetto


  1. Poor kids, all that stress for sandwiches.
    And to have their homes destroyed.

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  2. To have the taste of sandwiches and yet tomorrow the real end will begin… so chilling and so close in time… I just hope it never happens again…

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  3. Dear Alicia,

    Sweet story. Martine and Nadine would thank you if they could. Alas, Nadine was a real child and Martine, her imaginary (my imagination) friend. Fortunately there were heroes like the one in your story. Some we know and many more we don’t. Well done.


    Rochelle YFBM

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    • Dear FBM,
      While in the town of Orkdahl, Norway, where my husband’s great-grandparents were born, he and I visited the church where they were married. On the altar stood a HUGE baptismal font donated to the church by Italian soldiers who had been kept captive in the center of town during WW II. Donn’s great aunt remembers walking by as a child and sticking bread between the slats of the fence to keep the Italian soldiers alive. After the war, the men had the font built and sent to Orkdahl to thank the children of the town who fed them on their way to school. That’s what inspired this story. I’m glad I had your Nadine and Martine to help “people” it.

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  4. plaridel says:

    god bless her soul.

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  5. Incredible fear plus incredble bravery. And we think our lives are tough!

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  6. draliman says:

    So much fear for a sandwich, not even suspecting what tomorrow will bring. Nicely done!

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  7. ceayr says:

    Powerful and touching tale.

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  8. lillian says:

    Chilling…… well written……it is chilling.

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  9. Sandra says:

    Very nicely done. Real act of compassion and courage.

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  10. gahlearner says:

    Moving and powerful writing. And your own family story is wonderful.

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  11. ansumani says:

    I like how you borrowed Rochelle’s characters and created another page in their lives. Nicely done.

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  12. Dale says:

    We have to find more stories of love and courage like this and drown out the nasties. What a beautiful and tragic tale..

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  13. MissTiffany says:

    Well done! How terrible it must have been to live in this kind of fear, to be terrified just in getting a sandwich. And how wonderful that there are people in this world like this woman, brave enough to help.

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  14. Amy Reese says:

    Powerful story, Alicia, and quite chilling. We need to keep these stories alive. I’m admire the heroes but it makes sad that we had such horror in the world, and still do.

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  15. This could be Europe 2020. We need to be on guard.

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  16. Martin Flux says:

    Such a poignant and powerful story! More so because stories like this one could easily be true…


  17. Your stories always captivate me, Alicia! Poignant, powerful, beautifully written… and that much more so, for 100 words!

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  18. Margaret says:

    Beautifully told tale of kindness and bravery.Tragic events can bring out the best, and the worst, in people.

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  19. rgayer55 says:

    A very powerful and moving story, Alicia. I could almost taste the sandwiches.

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  20. A powerful and moving story, Alicia! Yes, all that risk-taking for sandwiches reminds us that food is much more than just food.
    And the next day, the ghetto would be liquidated. The heart breaks.

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  21. So much fear just to be given sandwiches. But it was because they were starving. Heartbreaking story based on true events. Well done, Alicia. —- Suzanne

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