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Writing about a Crying Child

By 02/12/2008writing

I was beginning to calm down over the weekend, but this picture unmade everything all over again.

Writing about a Crying ChildThis is Moshe, at the memorial service of his parents who were gunned down before his eyes, because they were Jews.

He is one of the many in Mumbai today, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, who are left orphaned, bereft. All because some “men” with unlimited resources, selfish motives, and black hearts put guns in the hands of boys, 17, 20, 25 years old, who smiled as they shot dozens of defenseless people, believing they were achieving “martyrdom“.

Shame on you, those who created these killing machines and set them loose on innocent bystanders.

Wherever you are, hope you are listening. Innocent people can only be pushed so far.

I hope there is justice in store for you, no matter how long its course or late its hour. Amen.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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