DOUBLE THUNDER—Installment #12

Dear Reader: Welcome to Installment #12 of DOUBLE THUNDER. If you recall, in Installment #11, Hardu is caught stealing medical supplies by the Polish refugee Vera Polsky and is taken by kempetai—Japanese military police—to Bridge House, Shanghai’s most notorious...

DOUBLE THUNDER — Installment #11

Dear Reader, This installment will be short and sweet. It also concludes Chapter 3: VERA. If you recall, in Installment #10, Vera Polsky takes up the pen (or calligraphy brush!) and continues Hardu’s letter to Bittersweet. She introduces herself as...

DOUBLE THUNDER—Installment #10

Dear Reader, Welcome back to the serialized blog of DOUBLE THUNDER. Though I promised to introduce a new character in Installment #9, I merely mentioned Vera Polsky and described her as the adoptive mother of Lisa/ Yuebing.  Here, in Installment #10, Vera is not only...

DOUBLE THUNDER—Installment #9

Dear Reader, I’ve discovered that a serialized blog on a webpage is not the best way to read chapters of DOUBLE THUNDER because, unlike with an actual book, it allows me only a few formatting possibilities. So in this ninth Installment, I’ve tried to...

DOUBLE THUNDER—Installment #8

Dear Reader, If you’ve been following this blog and read Installment #7, you’ll know, as does Bittersweet, that the little girl Hardu inadvertently kidnapped  is her granddaughter, Lisa. In Installment #8—which is also the beginning of new...