Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
LE RÉSEAU COMÈTE
“Patrick, spit that paper out.”
“But, I want to be a hero like you, Maman.”
“Where do you get such ideas?”
“I heard Papa say you’re a hero because you ate paper. Is that true?”
Nine years ago while riding her bicycle on the outskirts of Paris on a Resistance mission, Virginia d’Albert-Lake had been stopped and taken to a nearby police station.
“Where’s the list?” demanded the expressionless uniform.
“You ate it, didn’t you?”
Her scalp tingled and her gorge rose as she fought to keep down a swallowed lump of paper.
“Yes, it’s true.”
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