Sons

This weekend’s challenge from http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/ is to write 33 words, including the word ‘stone’ somewhere. 

They march off smiling. Proud to be serving their country. Mothers weep. 

Telegrams. Killed in action. Mothers scream.

In a field of poppies, a white stone cross marks their resting place. Mothers, childless. 

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18 thoughts on “Sons

  1. Could be daughters too these days. “a white stone cross”… also could be a white stone magendavid, or a white stone star and crescent… This is a great story. Stark in its brevity. Chilling, slams you in the heart with its stark matter of factness.

  2. Ohh,this is so profound & heart rending.Laying down one’s life for the country -nothing nobler but so sad for the mothers whose nests become empty forever.-the last line is so full of grief-a great piece of writing:-)

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