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Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’

8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop

Missed you all last week and I’m glad to be back!

Continuing with my Swiss Boarding school memoir, “Internat Adventures”, chapter three talks about our regularly scheduled outings and Sunday field trips.

Read all about them HERE.

Preamble: Fall, 1968. Those damn bars on the ground floor windows (of our residence) still chafed! Angelika to the rescue. She was a beautiful but troubled girl, with long, curly blonde hair, who bore a striking resemblance to the actress, Dyan Cannon.

Her father, a German “Beer Baron” and socialite mother had shipped her off to school, rather than try and help her. Excessive drug use was the issue and she was often depressed and somewhat psychotic. She had a room all to herself on the ground floor and one day, led us to the door at the end of the hall. ”Do you know what’s in there? It’s off-limits”, she whispered. Naturally, we were curious and in the next minute, Angelika whipped out a small file and stuck it in the lock. After jiggling it a bit, we heard a click and the door swung open!

It was just an empty bedroom at first glance, but then we noticed the window. No bars!

You can imagine our delight at finding an escape route!

Complete series HERE

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Debbie D.
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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35 thoughts on “#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; JUN. 9/13

  1. Love it! I remember missing curfew one night and my friends lowering a sheet down over a balcony and holding it as I used it to climb the brick wall and come in over the balcony.

    1. Wow Carol! That required much more athleticism than our escapes. We had a window, close to the ground; no sheet needed. Fun, wasn’t it? 😀 There’s nothing like that exhilarating taste of freedom!

    1. It was quite exhilarating to find out there was an escape route and we didn’t waste any time. Started plotting immediately. 🙂 Thanks for visiting, Stevie.

  2. I am fascinated with this story of your experience. This was a great post and an example of what we take for granted. Their excitement over a window is clear. Look forward to seeing where this discovery leads too.

    1. We were anticipating freedom! 😀 Glad you’re enjoying my story, Cindy. It was an interesting time, for sure. Thanks for visiting.

  3. And this is when the sneaking out begins and things were never the same for them again…love it!

    Missed these Debbie, so glad to see you back my friend! Have a great week!

    1. As you can well imagine, we were pretty excited about this discovery Gemma! 😀 Glad you’re enjoying my story. Thanks for visiting.

  4. She’s picking locks – what will it be next? Can’t wait to find out 🙂 Great 8!

  5. Ah, I remember reading this chapter before Debbie, but even more enjoyable the second time around… Exciting times, and even better when you’re young and want to live your life to the full… Hope you’ve had a great Sunday my friend. hugs aplenty… xPenx

    1. Thanks Penny. This is a writer’s weekly blog hop, where we post 8 sentences from any of our writings, published or not, old or new, doesn’t matter. Poetry is accepted too, if you’re interested. 😀 Will be making the rounds later and popping by your site too. Have a terrific week ahead, my friend!

  6. Oho, now we know how you all managed to be out and about having better adventures, yes? Your school years were SO different than mine, fascinating to read. Terrific snippet!

    1. Glad you’re enjoying my story, Veronica. Not exactly the average upbringing, for sure. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

    1. It’s nice to be missed and I also missed being here. Thanks Charmaine. 🙂 Yes, being pent up against our will was no fun at all and we were thrilled by this discovery!

    1. Hi Linda; We were ecstatic at the prospect! 😀 Getting caught would certainly have meant expulsion, but, we didn’t worry about that. Freedom was looming and that’s all that mattered at the time. Thanks for visiting. Have a great Sunday.

  7. HeeHeeHee–I went and read the entire chapter. I LOVE Celentano, and I sing that song ALL the time. thanks for bringing such a happy moment.

    1. Hi Mary; Thanks for reading it all! 🙂 I love Celentano too – what a great talent! That song instantly transports me back to Switzerland and the restaurant. Glad you enjoyed it as well.

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