From Austerlitz

1-December-1805-Dearest-2

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“Tell me something, old friend: why are you fighting?”
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46 thoughts on “From Austerlitz

  1. I love this! And the presentation especially. One day I will figure out how to do cool stuff like that on my blog!

  2. So inspired and wonderfully lyrical, romantic and passionate at the same time. Your use of the words and the picture added the sweet yearning he must have felt for his Nanette.

    NICE!

  3. Hmm, I think in that case we’d have to count the full date, including the numerals. For example, if someone writes a post with a year (“I was born in 1974…”) we would count the number as a word. Same thing here. I actually wasn’t counting the date as part of the submission at all (which might not have been quite right either).

    1. This was my first “letter” form. An unusually short one at that, but perhaps during war there wasn’t much time for sentiment. Most letters my Grandmother wrote really ramble and need collation. Ha ha

  4. I really like “I forget why we war when sleep will not come.” We can be easily swept away in the momentum of things, but it can be another story when we have time to think about it.

    Lovely piece and presentation!

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