Shell Shocked Isabel Shrapnel by Patrick Bernauw
Approx. 6,340 words.
Published on October 18, 2012 by
The year is 1939, the place: a secret wing of a military hospital. A young girl invokes the ghost of a horribly maimed Great War veteran... or is he invoking her? They are both "shell shocked", their mind, memories and sanity torn to fragments, twisted and sharp like shrapnel. The first part of this invocation is a monologue, the second part a duologue. Based upon a true story.