The Showers

I went with my wife on her extended business trip to Munich. Munich gave the Little Corporal a sympathetic ear and the die was cast.

A short ride on a modern clean commuter took me to the stop for the Village of Dachau. Dachau was the proving ground organized with clockwork precision for industrialized efficiency of evil, murder, and horror. A template for replication throughout Europe. Maybe the world?

On the tour, I fell back.

Alone in the shower room backed into a corner I looked out paralyzed by the horror, the terror, the screams of innocents.


D.M. DiLillo lives just outside Boston. He is a retired semiconductor sales engineer. His second career is working as a SAG union actor on Hollywood films and television series around Boston. He is active in live theater in Boston and even did a little stand up comedy. He reads great fiction, takes writing classes and writes. His publishing history is: a short story; “The Steamer Trunk”, published in Volume 3 of A Feast of Narratives by Tiziano Thomas Dossena and Idea Press; a flash fiction piece, “The Gift”, was published in The Dewdrop; and a short story, “Haircut Sunday”, published in the December 2020 edition of The Italian American Alliance Magazine.