To Counter

“You are not joining the Hitler Youth! And if that means that you won’t be able to go to school anymore, so be it!”

His father’s thundering words were still ringing in his ears, as he was hiding behind the counter. He did not want to be seen by his classmates, some of whom were bound to walk past the storefront on their way to school.

He couldn’t help but envy them. Before the invasion, he had dreamed of becoming a doctor. Now, he would be stuck behind this counter for the rest of his life. Just like his father.

Sally Wagner is a student, a writer, and a mother of two lovely rabbits. Born and raised in Luxembourg, she especially likes to explore her own country’s history and heritage in her writing.