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The Rosebeds of the hangman“s wife of Pyongyang

More by user: Marinella Charlotte van ten Haarlen
Created: 19th Mar 2011
Modified: 19th Mar 2011
Human Rights
internet publishers media Verlag
Marinella Charlotte van ten Haarlen

Short story (novel of a theaterplay) 1988-2010

Early December 2010. 

A Swiss with U.S. roots, called Williams, employee of an international aid organization, is presented in the course of the smoldering new Korean crisis, to the executioner. But there is more behind the story

Pyongyang still gambles, like usually, poker, for more aid shipments, threatens with further, aggressive escalation in the uncontrollable conflict. While the international government delegations are agreeing on a renewed concession to prevent the conflagration of war, the tortured and starving man is answering questions, in a form of strange selfcritics to his executioner. This context leads to ex-wife of the chief- executioner of Pyongyang.

The all-powerful statesecurity in Pyongyang accuses the former wife, that in the garden of the cottage, where she lives, red roses are growing as a cross.
Suddenly it becomes clear, that the fates of those present are interwoven, with each other, for the past decades.

This is reason enough, to pick up the woman, to feed as well the executioner. The daughters are placed in a „re-education facility”. Furthermore, Williams speaks on the gallows, about his emotions in a few months in North- Corea. The officiers of the executioner are so horrified, that they hang the man, although he has been already pardoned by the North- Corean gouverment. They execute him in a barbaric act, because they do not or can not believe the impressions and the the deep inside knowlegde of the so called “American” about their own, in incredibly bad shape situated country.

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