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Figs and Olive Trees: A Story

Written and translated by Linda

“You’re a spy for the American Empire! How can you believe in a foreign devil’s God?!” spat out the pock-faced village gossip next to her ear, as she knelt on the cold dirt floor. The jeers of the rest of the villagers who turned up were rising up in volume on the threshing ground, used for larger meetings. Tears threatened to break free, but she bit her lip and kept her head down, waiting for the participants of the “struggle session” to get tired of “re-educating” her. She began going over her favourite song in her head in an attempt to fade out the angry voices. “Even though the fig trees have no—” Suddenly, a thick wet glob fell onto her neck—someone had spat on her. This was not the first time it happened, and she knew better than to wipe it away then—it would provoke them to spit again.

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無花果與橄欖樹:一個故事

原文︱中譯:楊光

「你是一個美帝特務!既然還相信洋鬼子的上帝!」村子裡滿臉麻痕的長舌婦在她耳邊喊道,而她卻跪在冰冷的土地上。其他來湊熱鬧的村民們的譏笑唾罵聲也在村子裡的打谷場上越吵越大。她熱淚盈眶,卻狠狠地咬著嘴唇,把頭低著,等著這些來「批鬥」她的人「鬥」累了。她在腦海中開始唱她最喜歡的歌,試著將他們氣憤的聲音蓋住:「雖然無花果樹不——」突然,濕漉漉的一團東西掉在她的脖子上,有人向她吐了唾沫。這不是第一次了,所以她知道不能現在擦掉,這會使他們繼續向她吐唾沫。

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Welcome

"Double-edged"is bilingual blog in affiliation with Truth Monthly, a Chinese Christian monthly print publication based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

This blog features mostly original writings as well as comics, poetry, and other works of art by local Christian young adults.

For more information or to submit your own writing, please email tm.double.edged@gmail.com

Why “Double-edged?”

The name speaks of, not only the biblical reference from Hebrews 4:12, but also of a generation of young adults who are bilingual and bicultural. This blog would be the connecting point and gateway into these two cultures--from a Christian perspective. It is our prayer that, through this blog and its articles, young adults will turn to God and be strengthened in their faith.