Daily Archives: November 2, 2013

Eicke’s game

dachau-pistol-range-61.3Photo copyright 1999 by Philip Greenspun 

“It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”

Bound and blindfolded, all hold their breath. Few hold their bowels.

“Anlegen, zielen, Feuer!”

Pistols crack.

Eicke’s words are an empty promise. Again.

Dignity is the only victim in this SS game. Today.


Thirty-three words (not including the bold prompt, which comes from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater) for Trifextra: Week Ninety-Two. For me, the words brought to mind the horrific mental torture endured by prisoners in Dachau, marched repeatedly to stand before SS firing squads. Sometimes the guns were loaded…sometimes they weren’t.

NaBloPoMo November 2013


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Gratitude Photo Day 2: Love

loveMy true love and me exiting the theater into this afternoon’s sunshine.
I’m grateful that he still holds my hand everywhere we go.

Lessons learned from this quick snapshot:

  1. The middle of a busy parking lot may not be the best place for photography.
  2. Even a spontaneous shot could benefit from a little composition (I just spent 10 minutes retouching a yellow parking line out of the hubby’s shadow).
  3. Consider the perspective–neither of us is 12 feet tall, although you’d never know it from this photo.

30day photo challenge

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Posted by on November 2, 2013 in Challenges, Photography