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The writer conveys the authenticity of the character's voice very well. I believe this to be the strongest part of this piece. Also, the attention to detail is superb. It really helps in immersing the reader with an impressively-short amount of words. I think perhaps a little less abstraction could be well served; if you can use more emotionally-linked details like you do sometimes in the work, I think that you would be able to convey the character's attraction to his old way of life without actually coming out and saying it, per se. This, I feel, would preserve the piece but allow for more impact (not that it isn't powerful already, which it is).
The main character has to deal with their life getting stolen by the British, so it's quite relevant. I don't see how anything I can suggest would make the conflict deeper and sadder than it is already, to be honest. You did a really good job there.
How do you come up with your motif (the "middle") for this story? Do you think that you linked it well with the thematic elements of this story?
You have a way with words. I love how you bring up past events in the character's mind, which seem almost distant as the character makes childish observations about his world, but which hold dark secrets the more you see through the veil of his memory into historical reality. Speaking of history, I really was immersed in the world you had created here. You should look into writing historical fiction more often.
This is the type of work where you read it once, and feel for it. And then you read it again, and you feel even more. Basically, you're a good writer. The end. (Just to be safe, I probably would cut it to be less than a 1000 words. You can always contact the organizers though.)