Catherine Schythe

Part One of this short story is based on the experience of a young man by the name of José Martinez, who was part of the resistance movement during the mid-80s, when Chile was under the brutal dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. José’s involvement with the resistance warranted his arrest and he was also accused of the attempted assassination of General Augusto Pinochet. José was taken to an unknown torture centre where he was beaten and tortured to the point of near-death, not knowing if he would live to see another day.