Sunday 29 May 2011

Sanna visits a grave, Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 56

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to Week 56 of Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus, a writing theme where participants are to write a fictional or non-fictional story or poem using only 100 or less words plus a given prompt. Since it is Memorial Day in the United States, the prompt for this week is "The legacy of heroes..."
Here is my text:


Sanna visited her cousin and put flowers on her uncle's grave. Her cousin explained, "It was my brother who helped Daddy decide. There are only veterans here."
"The legacy of heroes..."
"Well, actually, I don't think Daddy would have called himself a hero. It wasn't what he had planned. He wanted to get a PHD. But he was drafted. He could have gotten out of it, having a college degree. But everyone of his generation felt obligated to do something."
Sanna looked at the dates, "He survived the war and lived eighty-eight years."
"Yes. And he was happy to come home. Not everyone did."


Wordcount according to WordCalc: 100

Best wishes,

First Commenter:

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Jenny Matlock


Amanda said...

Great stuff and very realistic.

Judie said...

Good post Amanda! Not many veterans live that long!

Anna said...

Thanks for the kind words, Amanda and Judie!
Just for the record, it is Anna who is writing this centus-text. I know that there are a lot of names floating around here. I gave Amanda and extra link and her picture because she was first to leave a comment.

Best wishes & hugs,

Ames said...

Very true Christina. Great post!~Ames

jfb57 said...

So glad he was able to enjoy coming back. Not all do sadly

Ann said...

This is the perfect post for today as we are celebrating Memorial day this weekend here in the U.S. to remember all the heroes who served said...

Very nice and mixed with all sorts of human feelings. I like the music too. Good choice.
Be well.

Sue said...

Good job, Anna.



Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A happy ending:@)

peaceroad said...

realistic, uplifting, concise. Great work.

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Nonna Beach said...

Excellent Anna ! We are losing our WWII heroes at the rate of 1,000 per day...those who came home built and preserved our freedoms over time, those who didn't return gave all...a priceless legacy from both !

Christy said...

very realistic and very well written

cj Schlottman said...

Great post, Anna. It touched my heart and served as a great reminder that all the heroes of war did not die on the battlefield. We have a wonderful, if shrinking, population of veterans from WW2. There is a project in the works that includes individual stories of veterans. I read about it on the CNN web site this morning. You might want to check it out.


Jenny said...

Anna, this felt so realistic to me. I like the way you craft your stories. I can always feel them right in my emotions.

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