The Violinist of Mosul, Twitter Short Story by Paul MacAlindin

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Watch the 140 Character Short Story: THE VIOLINIST OF MOSUL

Get to know writer Paul MacAlindin:

See writer’s upcoming book: @upbeat_book

1) What is your very short story about?

I’m the Music Director of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

The violinist is one of my players who, being a Christian, was forced to get out of Mosul last June when they invaded. He made it into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where he was supported by other players from the orchestra. He now teaches music at a school there. Nobody is really safe in Iraq at the moment, but he is, at least, resettled and safer.

He is one of the gentlest, kindest people in the orchestra, as well as being a very fine player who, like many, managed to teach himself violin without any teachers, by learning from masterclasses on YouTube.

2) What motivated you to write…

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