Those of you who would like to see more German set stories will hopefully enjoy my latest offering. For Love in the Times of a Macrobiotic Müsli is set in Germany, West Germany to be exact, in 1982.
Now the early 1980s in West Germany were a time of protests, lots of protests against nuclear power and nuclear weapons, massive building projects, the public pledging of recruits and lots of other causes. It was also a time of fear, fear of nuclear war and unemployment and acid rain and dying forests and nuclear power. The early 1980s in West Germany were also the heyday of the peace and environmental movements, which eventually culminated in the founding of the Green Party.
Love in the Times of the Macrobiotic Müsli takes place during that volatile time and tells the story of two young university students, Katrin and Hans-Dieter, who meet during a protest march and manage to fall in love at a time when dealing with such basic human emotions was a tad more complicated than usual. It’s an epic tale of love, sex, politics and breakfast and it’s not to be taken entirely seriously.
Eventually, there will also be a German version, because if there ever was one story that begged to be translated, it’s this one. But for now enjoy the English version of Love in the Times of the Macrobiotic Müsli
West Germany, 1982: Hans-Dieter and Katrin, both active in the peace and environment movement, meet at a protest march against a new nuclear power station and manage to fall for each other, while fleeing police truncheons, tear gas and water cannons.
Navigating the intricacies of romantic and sexual relationships is tricky in an era where the personal is political, heterosexual penetrative sex is tantamount to rape and he who sleeps twice with the same woman is already part of the establishment. But hormones will not be denied and so Hans-Dieter and Katrin embark on the adventure that is love in the times of the macrobiotic müsli.
Warning: This story contains descriptions of sexual activity using both bad nuclear war metaphors and the sort of words some people might consider crude.
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Length: 5000 words
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