Follow up

=”short story”

…I still remember that we were besieged by a hungry German dog. He looked furiously to the baby and we understood that we had to drop it. Suddenly, a courageous gunshot tore the dog’s body and retrieved silence to the place. It was night; we couldn’t see nor feel but the resistant snow. One of the tall and free woods introduced a dark, big boned figure. We could see from his color that he is not a German soldier. My mother in gratitude kneeled to the black statue and so I did. Gently, he asked us to stand up. We were lucky. He recognized us as Jewish ladies. He spoke our language and could even utter some German words. He could see that we have just arrived from the German camp. He understood our need of food, and humanely shared his meal.
We walked away from the dead dog, and made our way inside the organized woods. Only silence broke our silence. The black soldier, your father, started to ask about the number of the German regiments in the camp, their weapons’ supplies and lots of things. Our silence answered them all.
“I met some Jews yesterday on the other side; I’ll try to take you there”. Murmured your father.
We followed his gigantic foot steps, breaking ashes of ice. He didn’t look back, and bowed his head in mere respect. I started to inspect his body; didn’t really look like the image I had about Arabs in the other side of the world. I minded our religious conflict and stitched scattered words he might say, or gestures he might do.I was sixteen.

The white snow revealed broken shadows of hungry Jewish women. They were quite a large number. They heard our march and hided behind each other. Your father, the soldier, made a sign to me to move forward. I did explain to them that we had just escaped from the concentration camp. They looked suspiciously at your father. He removed his rifle backward. He made some steps of trust. A young lady raised and uttered few cold words, “we didn’t eat for two nights”. Gently, your father gave the rest of his food. The women wrestled to have a fair share.


About azizmoummou

A teacher of English since 2006. Purely obsessed by adventures,and believing that teaching is another amazing one.
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6 Responses to Follow up

  1. mouhssin says:

    hello …………I am Mouhssine your cousin ……………nice site………..good work.
    I hope this can help improve my English

  2. Pingback: I still remember that we were besieged by a hungry German dog. He looked furiously to the baby and we understood that we had to drop it. « New American Writing and Drawing

    • azizmoummou says:

      I wonder how is it possible to display my own work on your blog?
      would you please explain…

      • hi, yes. I would just like to put some of the writing you have here up on my blog. I will not say that it is mine. I have included a link that says exactly where I took from (your blog). I want to put it there because my blog is about fantastic writing that it is different than typical stuff out there. That’s all. I wouldn’t use it for any other reason than that. What do you think?


      • azizmoummou says:

        ok fine…though I don’t really understand it.

  3. azizmoummou says:

    my name is hamza . im your brother. im 15 years old .
    nice website bro.

    all the best,

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