Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories - A Chronicler's Sin through Deportation at Breakfast Summary & Analysis

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A Chronicler's Sin through Deportation at Breakfast Summary

A Chronicler's Sin

During the reign of terror, nightly arrests are made throughout the land. Hooded men knock on doors in the middle of the night and take whole families away. The population of the town begins to shrink because there are so many people in jail. Houses, abandoned by families taken prisoner, are turned into jails. Priests and merchants alike are arrested. People begin to spy on one another. So many people are arrested it is difficult to say who is in charge of the town. Eventually, all the prisoners are like everyday citizens and begin leading normal lives and seem happy. Several years later, everyone denies that the night raids ever occurred.

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