Moscow Mole by Mark Patterson

Prompt: That will not be necessary | Word count: 1200 exactly | Genre: Spy Drama

“Good Morning Comrade Morozov. Come in and sit down so you can brief me on your investigation. I will be a moment finishing this letter.”

Ravil Morozov closed the door and walked across the lush red carpet to the chair in front of Yevgeny Neizvestny’s desk. This office was far more luxurious than the cramped, cold cellar Ravil occupied in the depths of the Lubyanka building. Continue reading

Auschwitz Scraps by Mark Patterson

Prompt: Leftovers | Word Count: 500 Words | Genre: Family Saga

Warning: Sensitive readers may not like some of the descriptions

Flurries of snow waft from the grey skies. Snowing makes life seem even more wretched. The thrill of the camp being relieved two weeks ago plummets with the air temperature. I look down at my shoes, cardboard for soles, strings for laces. They will be soggy by nightfall, even sooner. I lift the collar of my pyjama like clothes to try and cover my ears. The crew cut hairstyle means I am even colder. Continue reading