Calie Judy Brooks
When Dream Turns into Nightmare
Before I start the story, I need to warn you. First, it's based on a night dream I had not so long ago, so it's not a true story (could have been though). Second, even though I did want to become a police officer when I was younger, I never was one so there might be some inaccuracy in the terms or in the protocols. And third, this story isn't made to dissuade people from being police officers, but to make them realise that every decision has consequences. They could be good or bad, but in any case, I'm showing that you should always think carefully when you're in a no-win situation. Think carefully, but think quickly.
My Country is at War
Hi, I’m Sana. I'm a 10-years-old Syrian girl and I’m alone. They dragged me away from my parents to bring me here, in a refugee camp, to take me away from war and conflict. Even if they are only fighting in neighbouring countries, they are close, too close. War, with a capital "W", is surrounding us, it’s never far away. My big brother was recruited to fight in this endless war, he was only 13. It's been two years since we last saw him. He is probably dead by now, like many other children I knew. Death is surrounding us, it affects everyone. Whether it's our loved ones, our friends, our acquaintances or even total strangers to us. A lot of people are dying, not to say the whole world is slowly dying, even me. War kills us, it kills everyone, even strangers who didn't have time to become known.