Diary of Survival of a Civilian Urbanite in Conditions of War

Orignal title: Щоденник виживання цивільного мешканця міста в умовах війни, 2022Translator: John Freedman, Natalia Bratus, English

The narrator, a playwright, describes his day-to-day life in Kyiv beginning with the first day of the way on February 24, 2022, his initial desire to evacuate falling by the wayside as he increasingly sees his presence in the city as a necessary antidote to the hostilities. He attempts to stay in touch with friends, but this becomes harder as life in the Ukrainian capital becomes more dangerous. Still, he ultimately refuses to hide in bomb shelters and, with pride, takes walks to see his closed theater where a poster announcing “tonight's” performance of his play hangs in limbo indefinitely

Drama, 1 Act1 M
32 pages / 7958 words