Here is a comment from FriesenPress's editor about my satirical letter to an editor contained in my book 'The Broken Silence': "Your satirical Letter to the Editor to starve the beetles is simply priceless! The editors were clearly sympathetic by publishing this. Brilliant! Jonathan Swift's (a renown 18th century author) "Modest Proposal" (written and published anonymously in 1729) about Irish Children comes to mind."
Well with this comment, I would leave to the readers to read the satirical letter in my book. I would add that Hassan Minhaj would possibly be able to tell you the passionate story of 'The Broken Silence' beautifully in a performance if he chooses to do one!
A fire beetle on a decayed trunk of a tree.
Pictures of 'The Broken Silence'
From a reader in Texas.
From a reader in Ottawa.
From a reader in California.
While jewellery enhances external beauty, 'The Broken Silence' may uplift our spirit.
A reader of 'The Broken Silence' has recently praised the book's concluding message that states, "....I believe that when you give the best to the world, you will get back better than that...."
I keep reminding myself about the message that I have pursued.
Last night, I saw a forwarded message talking about Shafia, a young girl from Ottawa who has developed severe Scolioris - an abnormal and painful curvature of spine which could severely affect the internal organs. This deformity which increases with the passage of time could be corrected through a complex and expensive surgery. Please see: https://www.gofundme.com/f/shafia039s-scoliosis-surgery
I thought, I should do my bit to alleviate the suffering. May God cure and bless Shafia!
Writer of "The Broken Silence". Retired engineer. Lives in Ottawa, Canada.