Ukraine, Tustan: “Stand Here”

January 26th, 2014

Inspiration Writing ContestUkraine

“Tustan!” he yelled out in the melodic tone only locals use. The wind carried the word into the woods and valleys below us. “Tustan!” I echoed him but the sound of my own voice was not as soft and deep as his; he belonged here. Tustan, literally translated, the name of the place means “Stand … Continued

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