Oddly enough, a letter came to Fanny Williams fifty years after it was sent. The letter was from her husband Buddy, when he was in the war in Vietnam.
June 11, 1965
Da Nang, Vietnam
My Dearest Fanny,
They are moving our regiment back to the north where there is heavy fighting. I don't know when I will be able to write to you again, but I wanted to tell you how much I love you and miss you and dream of us being together again. I will be coming home in 5 1/2 months darling, I promise. I'm coming home to you.
With All My Love, Buddy
Buddy came home in a pine box on September 25, 1965.
Fanny wiped away the tears, folded the letter and put it in the pocket of her apron. She couldn't help but wonder,
“Would it have made any difference if I had received this letter on time? Would that have changed fate or tamed that horrible monster they call, war?”
Thank you to Dawn M. Miller for the photo prompt today.
This is my submission for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers week of April 8, 2015. This challenge gives us a photo prompt and 100-150 words (give or take 25) to write a story based on the photo.
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