Exercise Day 5

The Passage: “I could!” Mendel shouted, and banged his fist against his head. “I could, Benchik!” he yelled with all his might, staggering like an epileptic. “This courtyard around me, in which I have served a sentence for the first half my life. This courtyard has seen me be the father of my children, the […]

The Christmas Eve Truce, Pt. 2 — The Horrible Side of the Story

On Christmas Eve 1914, in the middle of the blood and horror that was the first World War, there occurred an unplanned truce. It began in the darkness on Christmas Eve night, when the men began singing Christmas carols. Voices raising in the cold night, sparse and few at first but growing ever stronger. The soldiers of both sides sang together […]