Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

Bryan's Homecoming
6/8/2018 1:11:00 AM by: Linda Wood Rondeau

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY

 

Sara resumed kneading, defying death. “My son is AFRAID of the dark!” 

She rumpled the tear-stained telegram that notified of Bryan’s heroism: He forfeited his life saving another’s when their helicopter crashed.

“Lies, all lies!” she screamed.

She cut each biscuit precisely. “He loves them homemade. Somehow Bryan will come home.”  She put them in the oven then arranged the stack of presents under the tree, finally aware of the soldier spirit beside her.  

The unseen hand wiped her tears. “Mom, I told you I’d be home for Christmas.”

Sarah smiled.

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