During 2018’s A-Z Challenge, we wrote the first draft of “The November Deadline” and to celebrate that this is now (finally) out with beta readers, we’ll be producing a daily piece of micro-fiction linked to it – some prequel, some containing a detail not included in the story, some snippets from sequels currently being written.
Ansgar Blecher still heard from Oscar Holderer from time-to-time, and each time was impressed by the young man’s lack of envy at the rapid rise in status and fame of von Braun. In Ansgar’s opinion, Oscar was at least von Braun’s equal in ability and knowledge, but von Braun had the pzazz and the brash confidence which his American bosses seemed to like.
Hearing tales of the standard of living enjoyed in America, Ansgar was occasionally tempted to move himself. But he felt more at home… no, that wasn’t entirely true, he felt safer here, knowing some of his kind were close by, so he said “thank you, but no” each time he was approached.
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