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V: A Game

Published on January 20, 2017 by Paul Ciano

My father was a writer. You would have liked him. He used to say that artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up. He always told the best stories, until my brother died. That was when everything changed.

My brother was one of the students at St. Mary’s. After he died, my parents became political. They protested the war and, reclamation. When Sutler was appointed high chancellor, they were at the riot in Leeds. I watched on the television, thinking I was going to see my parents killed.

I remember them arguing at night. Mom wanted to leave the country. Dad refused. He said if we run away, they would win. Win like, it was a game.

Paul Ciano

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