WeWriWa—A very meaningful gift

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Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday, weekly Sunday hops where writers share 8–10 sentences from a book or WIP. This week’s snippet comes right after last week’s, when 14-year-old Móric tried to give his chronograph watch from a soldier to his 15-year-old friend Kálmán. Kálmán refused it, and then another soldier gave Kálmán his own chronograph watch.

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“Thank you very much.” Kálmán put the watch around his left wrist and buckled it on the innermost notch. “I haven’t had any personal possessions since last June. This ugly uniform, my ragged blanket, and my beat-up bowl don’t count. We weren’t even allowed to have names.” He indicated his tattoo.

Móric let go of Kálmán and eased himself onto the ground. “I’m too dizzy to stand anymore.”

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7 comments on “WeWriWa—A very meaningful gift

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Now he has a watch and nowhere he needs to be at a particular time. I like the irony.

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  2. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Oh, I hope Móric is okay. With all they’ve been though, they could have so many undiagnosed medical issues.

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  3. These continuing glimpses into the dark past are very informative, are terrifyingly real in tone and definitely make me think. Well done snippet.

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  4. It’s a terrible thing when people try to take away your humanity. But they survived, so they can get better–body and soul.

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  5. Sometimes the little things make the biggest difference. 😀

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  6. Looking forward to your next installment!

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  7. Wow–it’s an emotional punch when he says they weren’t even allowed to have names…

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