Spring of 1945

Ekphrasis: Allentown's Fellowship of Christians in the Arts

I’m working on a short story (along with my creative writing class), and it’s a really fun experiment for me. It’s alternative history, and it’s almost fan fiction. It’s kind of goofy. Here’s part of it for you to enjoy.

Spring of 1945

It was the spring of 1945, and Hitler was about to plant his boots on English soil. The United States had refused to come into the war, in spite of the unprovoked attack on military personnel and civilians alike at Pearl Harbor. The testing of nuclear weapons at Los Alamos had gone horribly wrong, wiping out the local population and affecting millions of people in the subsequent fallout. With Japan and Italy as strong axis supporters, Germany marched on across Europe: east, west, and north. Russia soon succumbed. London was on her knees, bombed into submission, beaten and dying. Churchill, defeated and desolate, committed suicide, and the…

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About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar. Sørina serves as Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at Signum University and teaches English at King's College and Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" and "Caduceus."
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