FFfAW — Make the Most of It

DF1A74EE-C332-4793-B7BC-F0AA0DB21DE4Sarah hadn’t seen him since he was deployed to Afghanistan eight months earlier. They were planning to get married when his tour was over. But then he called her from Germany to tell her that he had been wounded in action and would be returning home in a few days. Fortunately, his wounds were relatively mild.

He asked her to meet him at the Chelsea Beach Bar, where they had first met when they were both there for spring break during their junior year at college. They had been almost inseparable ever since. Until the day he shipped out.

She was anxiously waiting for him near the bar, anticipating seeing him for the first time in eight months. She saw him wave at her, but noticed as he got closer that he was limping. When he finally got to her, they embraced, holding tight to one another.

When he told her he was shipping back in a few days, with tears in her eyes she said, “Then let’s make the most of our time together.”

(175 words)


Written for Priceless Joy’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Photo credit: Michelle DeAngelis.

15 thoughts on “FFfAW — Make the Most of It

  1. Sight11 September 18, 2018 / 9:13 am

    Why do they still enroll for the army, because of college?

    Liked by 1 person

        • Marleen September 18, 2018 / 4:18 pm

          Unless one gets into ROTC, there isn’t much money for college

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  2. Priceless Joy September 18, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    How sad that they only have a few days together and he has to be shipped back to war. Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jade M. Wong September 18, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    Aww that’s sad that he has to ship out again so soon. Having a loved one in the military really requires a special kind of patience and strength.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. notestowomen September 18, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    A heartwarming story. It’s a shame that they are going to be separated again.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. blogitwithsurabhi September 19, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    A lot of strength & patience is needed to send your loved one away! Great story!

    Like

  6. syncwithdeep September 20, 2018 / 1:39 am

    nice story. we do have a compulsory army for the men here after their junior college 2. they will be in the camp for 1.5 years. allowed every weekend after 6 months..

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