I was in Germany, Bavaria to be exact.
My mom’s German (she met my dad while he was stationed there in the early 70s), and every few years she goes back. Visits relatives, sees some sights, reminisces, drinks a lot of beer. Two years ago, she brought along my brother. This year, it was my turn.
The thing was, I fully intended to finish my short story before I left, but . . . well . . . I didn’t. And then I intended to finish it over there, but . . . well . . . German keyboards are fucked up and I got frustrated and quit.
For starters, the Y and Z keys are switched, and the German language has 3 vowels with umlauts (2 little dots above the following vowels: A, O, and U), so there were some extra keys there, not to mention this thing: ß
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