“Come, precious ones, let’s cry together before I go. I will be back with you as soon as I can. No, I won’t stay; they don’t want me here anymore. Władzia, dear, keep the peace, won’t you? Don’t let anybody hit Zosia. And please don’t fight amongst yourselves. I will miss you too…”
From the short story “Little Angel” by poet and short story writer Mirka Szychowiak, translated from the Polish by Anna Hyde in Saturday European Fiction. You can also read her story “Tola” published in B O D Y earlier this year.
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