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The Crushing Time in Fiji – A short story

February 23, 2011

A short story about life in the South Pacific

Two boys eating fruit in the Fijian capital city, Savu (circa 1998).

Harminder crouched near a fence well away from the Parliament buildings compound where he assumed the hostages were being held. He lit a cigarette and wished he hadn’t drunk so much kava earlier in the day.  Not that it had made him sleepy; he was used to the dish-watery unofficial national drink. But he had to go.  He’d been holding it for an hour.

The Crushing Time

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