Fate and Asparagus

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?

Short story, published August 2015 (6,180 words, $US 0.99).

What readers said:

I wondered about unusual title. What an interesting introduction to WW1. Recommend. Well written” (reader review).

Set in Belgium, this story provides a refreshing continental European perspective on an event in World War I. (…) many readers will have similar family stories that have shaped their own lives in some way, and so they will enjoy reading this personal story” (reader review).

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