Lost Letter

I’m wondering if I could make this a longer story for Memorial Day. Again, thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her thought-provoking prompts. I always think “no way” and always come away thinking, “Son of a gun!” So here’s the latest 100 word story:

Copyright Sandra Crook

They wandered around the memorial, searching out the bricks that had names. They’d found classmates lost to Viet Nam and unfamiliar names lost to later wars, the grandchildren of classmates.

“Found one,”  called Beverly.  “You knew this guy, right, Maizie?  Did you know he died in Nam? Funny, I always thought he just moved away.”

Maizie couldn’t speak. Or think.

He’d never answered her calls or the letter telling him she was pregnant.  In a rage she had put his baby up for adoption and the man far out of her heart.

Had the letter ever reached him?

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16 thoughts on “Lost Letter

  1. Oh, that is very poignant and timely. I’ve heard many a tale of such happening, and in fact could be one of those “war” babies…we’ll never know for sure. Anyway, thanks for such a powerful story.

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