The Gift of Heinrich Himmler The Gift of Heinrich Himmler
At midnight Rudolf Hoffman heard the arrival of the weird entities. He was alone in his room. Hoffman was 90 years old and lived... The Gift of Heinrich Himmler

At midnight Rudolf Hoffman heard the arrival of the weird entities. He was alone in his room. Hoffman was 90 years old and lived in that isolated village of Bolivia. In his early youth, being an SS soldier, Heinrich Himmler had given him custody of a box. Germany was falling down under fire of allied armies. Hoffman fled to Prague. He slept with the box next to him in a cheap and dirty hotel. This was the first time the strange beings besieged him. It was midnight. Hoffman heard footsteps that sounded like the jumps of a huge size frog. Rudolf picked up the box and jumped out the window. He fled to Spain, and then he went to Portugal. In these countries él was also searched at midnight by those weird entities. Hoffman supposed they were a lot of batrachians, but he never actually saw them. Those nonhuman entities that pursued him were more numerous every day. When he was cornered in Madrid he estimated that the pursuers were about twenty. On the other side of the door, with a voice that sounded like sticky saliva falling to the ground, the monsters asked for the box of Heinrich Himmler. Rudolf also managed to escape. And so, fleeing from one city to another, he did end up to America. He bought a wooden house in an isolated village next to Andes Mountains. Rudolf became a farmer. He had kids and many years later were born his grandchildren. The creatures with the voice of batrachians did not trouble him for many years. He still kept Heinrich Himmler’s box, but he hardly thought of it. His life was happy. But that midnight the evil creatures came back. And now he was only a weak old man. Hoffman no longer had the strength to escape or fight against the rare beings. He listened how the entities surrounded the house. Judging by their steps like frogs, they must were nearly two hundred. Rudolf Hoffman, with trembling hands, pushed the bed away and dug into the ground. There was Himmler’s box. The chilling creatures had already entered the house. They were trying to break the door of the room with a heavy object. For the first time Rudolf started to open the box. The pursuers would attack him in a very little time. The box’s treasure was exposed: it was a small blue door. The giant batrachians entered the room. Rudolf looked at their faces and was horrified. But there was the blue door. He escaped through this. Neither his family nor anyone else saw him again.

Roger Vilar

Roger Vilar

Roger Vilar nació en Cuba, en 1968. Es escritor y periodista. En México fue incluido en la antología “Martirologios del siglo: homenaje al Marqués de Sade”, publicado por la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana en 2000. En México también ha publicado los libros “La era del dragón”, cuentos, Edamex, 1998; “Habitantes de la noche”, premio de novela de la Editorial de Otro Tipo, 2014; y “Agustina y los gatos”, novela, Casa Editorial Abismos, 2014. Su novela “Una oscura pasión por mamá”, salió editada por De Otro Tipo, el pasado mes de septiembre de 2016. “Reino de dragones” es su más reciente volumen de cuentos, y fue publicado en febrero de 2017 por “Ediciones periféricas”.
Su carrera en el periodismo mexicano ya abarca 23 años, en medios como Periódico Reforma, y Milenio Diario, entre otros. Actualmente es Editor en Jefe de la revista “Horizontum”, impresa y digital.

Roger Vilar was born in Cuba, in 1968. Since 1993 he lives in México City. He is a writer and journalist. In Cuba, he published the short story books “Horses on the meadow “, 1986; and “Night waters “, 1988. He also published “The Night of the Reporter” in Cuba in 2014. He was also included in two anthologies of the Cuban Literature: “The last will be the first”, 1990, and “Narrative Yearbook “, 1993. In Mexico was included in the anthology “Homage to the Marquis de Sade”, published by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, in 2000. In Mexico has published the books “The Dragon Age”, short stories, Edamex, 1998. Another of his books is “Witches” published in 1998 by Sediento Ediciones. His novel “Inhabitants of the Night” won the award granted by the Mexican publisher De Otro Tipo in 2014. Roger Vilar’s latest novel “A Dark Passion for Mom” was released by De Otro Tipo in September 2016. “Kingdom of Dragons” is his most recent volume of stories published in February 2017 by Ediciones Periféricas.
Roger Vilar is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Mexican magazine, printed and on the web, “Horizontum”, which publishes articles on economics, arts and literature.

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