THE LETTER

 

Pen and paper--Al Forbes

This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–July 17th, 2016. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt.

To read the other stories written by group members, just click on the link below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link to the other stories this week is as follows:

https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2016/07/17/sunday-photo-fiction-july-17th-2016/

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words

 THE LETTER by P.S. Joshi

Constance was cleaning out her parent’s attic. Her mother had told her to get things not worth keeping ready to go to the thrift shop.

In her grandmother’s old trunk she found a letter and picture her grandfather had sent back to her during WWII. He’d lost his life on D-Day while landing on the beach in France.

“My dearest Florence,” it began, “I’m writing this before I get on board the landing craft. The chaplain has given us a blessing as some of us may not live through this. I’ll give him the letter so he can post it when possible. Some of the other guys are doing the same.

“This may be the last chance I have to tell you how much I love you. I’ve kept your picture with me. I’ll also give that to the chaplain to enclose in the letter if I don’t make it. You’ll see how creased it’s become from my carrying it with me. It made me feel like you were always there with me.

“Take care of our little girl and tell her about me. I wish I could have seen her just once.

All my love, Jack”

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12 thoughts on “THE LETTER

    • Thanks, John. What a great comment. I appreciate it. I felt sadness just writing it. It’s probably partly due to the recent horrific news. I’ve also read letters written to loved ones before Civil War battles. —- Suzanne

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  1. Thanks for the great comment, C.E. I appreciate it, even more, coming from an experienced writer like you. I’ve got to admit, with all the horrible news lately, I teared up myself when I wrote it. —- Suzanne

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