My novella Violet's Present is a time travel piece about a modern Californian who makes a connection with a distant relative who died on June 6, 1944: D-Day. This is the photo that inspired the story:
My story was also inspired by photos of the survivors. Look into the faces of these men and imagine how war changed them forever.
For more WWII heartbreak, read this letter.
Violet's Present includes a scene that was extremely difficult to write. But one of the benefits of being a writer is that a writer can change history, at least within the confines of her story. So that's what I did.
Next week: The asylum