Sad but true…

A couple of days ago I heard a news item about an Afghan girl of c 9 who had been found wearing a suicide vest, the Taliban having intended her to carry out a suicide bombing.

Very sobering for me and somewhat uncanny as the main character in the short story of mine which has just been placed 3rd in the Rubery International Short Story Award was an Afghan girl of 10 who is tasked with triggering an improvised explosive device.

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