What happened to Aloïs Delcon on 10 September 1914, when German troops overran the Belgian village of Haacht? As the narrator grows up, his grandfather’s tales become darker and more complex. What really happened on that fateful day, and how can we ever make sense of the past?
“I wondered about unusual title. What an interesting introduction to WW1. Recommend. Well written” (reader review).
Short story (6,180 words). Published 21 August 2015. $0.99.
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