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Fairytale Hair

by Heather Leet

It hung down her back in lovely curls and was her crowning glory. She often felt like a story book princess with that hair. But on this particular day as she and her family were herded into the camp and segregated by sex she did not feel anywhere close to a princess. As the camp guard shaved off the beautiful hair she refused to cry. Over the next few years she would rub her shorn scalp and smile. The hair was gone but she had survived.

6S

Heather Leet, author of The Toughest Job She Ever Loved, is a modern day Robin Hood, but instead of stealing from the rich she cajoles them into giving her money to help fund programs that will hopefully one day make the world a better place. She spends not enough time writing on her blog, and hopes to one day publish her collection of Love Poems to Dictators.

6 comments:

Amy Guth said...

Lovely, as always, Leetieloo.

Madam Z said...

"As the camp guard shaved off the beautiful hair she refused to cry."

But *I* feel like crying. God, how I hate, hate, hate those Nazis.

I'm glad she and others like her "refused to cry" and "survived."

austere said...

With long hair, lovely not, I can understand this perfectly, yes to cut it is to die. or not.
lovely.

Bob Jacobs said...

Nice 6S, Heather. Pleased it had a happy ending.

Anonymous said...

Too close to home for me...my grandparents did not survive.
Good to know that she did.
Beautifully written 6S.
Ethel

Rebekah said...

Because survivors' tales are, beyond a doubt, my favorite genre (I own dozens of the books) I adore this 6S. My family didn't ALL escape, but I still love reading about every single one who does.

Beautifully told in a mere six sentences.