Each night, I dream of home but awaken only to death.
Trying to avoid the bodies littering the ground, I stumble through the door.
Starvation, the guards say. My stomach rumbles in response.
They say I get to take a shower today.
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32 thoughts on “Lebensunwertes Leben”
Wow – the possibilities here…
In just the words? For sure. 🙂 But I also left clues elsewhere! Thanks for stopping by!
Heartbreaking and intense! I admit that I had to google the title. I had a feeling that’s what it was referring too but knowing made it that much more poignant.
Thank you Jen! I just happened upon the phrase while researching today and thought it would be a good Easter egg for people who want to know my true meaning. I’d love to one day write some historical fiction from that time but the research task is so daunting. Anyway, thanks for reading!
Oh I know! It has always been so intriguing to me as well. I bet if you ever get around to it, you could definitely pull a great story from that era.
The title tells us where and when we are. All life is worthy of life. Perfectly worded.
Great take on the prompt Arden! Such a dark time in history. And still the persecution continues.
Thanks Stacie! I’m so morbidly drawn to this time period. I have no idea why. I think it’s just so hard to believe something like that actually happened.
I, too had to google the title. Even without context it was heartwrenching but, of course, more-so once I knew what it referred to. Beautifully written, Arden. There are so many stories to be told, from so many times. I’m sure if and when you do take on something from this era, you would make it meaningful and compelling – and that we’d all read it!
Wow, thank you so much. That really means a lot. 🙂 I hope I can eventually take it on. I think it would be a project I would care about immensely. Thanks again!
The Holocaust? I cannot even begin to google that 😦 I am afraid of what I might get to see/read. But, you’ve painted such a vivid picture that I feel so intensely for the protagonist.
I definitely wouldn’t recommend it. Thanks so much for reading!
What a powerful wallop to the gut. Wow.
Sorry! It’s such a tough subject. Thanks for stopping by!
I’m drawn to this periodo f time too for some reason. Very vivid!
Way to structure a final sentence. Ooooph.
It so hard to say thank you when writing about such a tough topic but I really appreciate your words! Thanks for reading!
A punch to the stomach. I had a feeling from the “feel” of the title what the possibility was here. Heartbreaking time. Heartbreaking period. The last line lingers for a long time.
Thanks for stopping by, Gina. Such a heartbreaking time in our history.
ooh this was quite good. so much said in so few words.
(really REALLY dig the new look around here)
Thanks Christina! I’m going with the less is more approach and I’m liking it so far 🙂
“My stomach rumbles in response.” is perfect. Love the new look of your blog–it’s awesome!!
Heartbreaking time, like Gina said. And so much in so little. Very powerful.
Stories from this era have always broken my heart. That said, they are important to read and am drawn to the way you’ve done it. I would love to read more of this…please 🙂
Thank you! I would love to write a longer piece of work one day in this time period. We’ll see 🙂 Thanks again for reading.
Damn, Arden, this is fantastic! I LOVE that last line, the almost ordinariness of it against the horror of everything else. Brilliantly done.
Thanks Christine! That really means a lot coming from the master 🙂