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Continuing with Chapter Five of my Swiss boarding school memoir.

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Preamble – Second semester; Jan.- Apr. 1969: Communal bathrooms can be dangerous….

Alone again, my task resumed. I was holding a new blade in my left hand, (this was before disposable razors), when someone shoved me forcefully from behind, driving the blade into my right thumb. The assailant bolted and my screams brought Fraulein Karin. Blood everywhere! The cut was bone deep! Through tears of pain, I told her what happened, but couldn’t identify anyone. Of course, my hunch was Julie, but without proof, to accuse her would have only brought more grief. In hindsight, I should have turned her in!


It was all downhill from there! Stay tuned….bloody razor blade

The scar is still visible today. What a memory!

thumb scar

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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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29 thoughts on “#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS, FEB. 9/14

    1. Hi Corina; Yes, Julie was an evil little bitch, for sure and the souvenir scar will always remind me. No, she never admitted anything and there wasn’t any proof. This was just the beginning! Thanks for visiting and have a great week. 🙂

    1. Hello Ashish; Welcome to The Den. Yes, it was dreadful and even more nastiness to follow. Stay tuned! 🙂 Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

  1. Wow, that’s some incident! Too bad she wasn’t caught or somehow stopped, since it sounds as if she went on to do more damage of some kind. Fascinating excerpt again today…

    1. Unfortunately, there was no way to prove it was her. No eye witnesses and my back was turned. You guessed right about future incidents, Veronica. Thanks for visiting and have a great week! 🙂

    1. Hi Marcia; Julie was dangerous, for Sure! 😛 As for the boys, we had a nice chit chat, from behind the bars – couldn’t do much else. The bars were narrow! Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

    1. Exactly, Chi Chi! She was a total bitch and determined to make my life miserable. Stay tuned for the next episode. Sounds like a soap opera, doesn’t it? 😉 Thanks for visiting and have a good week.

  2. Wow! Girls can be so incredibly mean! And that one was crazy! I can’t imagine how scared it must have made you! This reads like it was ripped out of the pages of “Divergent” !

    1. Yes, Julie was a mean one, for sure! 😛 Life was about to become quite unpleasant again…….Thanks for visiting Teresa. 🙂 Have a good week.