Stories by Solsticeman

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Shades of Gray



The Moor

Carlo Tonelli is a young sheep herder and alter-boy from the south of Italy. He enjoys posing for photographs his Priest and the extra money helps out his poor family suffering from the hardship the Second World War has brought. When the Priest dies, young Carlo tries to preserve his photographic legacy and takes a long and arduous journey to Rome.



Wandervogel: A name adopted by German youth groups from 1896 onward. It can be translated as rambling, hiking, or a wandering bird. The ethos is to shake off the restrictions of society and get back to nature and freedom.



I'll See You Down There

Gott's agility attracts the attention of a parachute instructor in the Fallschirmjaeger, Goerings rival to the SS. It was the Fallschirmjaeger that captured Norway, Belgium and Crete... the latter was their last parachute assault.