everything depended on this single card. It did not take me too long to picture the card and the scene came even faster once I put Charlie's name to it.Charlie was one who answered call, but he came home never erasing the horrors he saw there.How can another week be gone again? But it is and that means Saturday Centus time once more! The prompt this week is
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Charlie’s sweaty palm made the heavy paper curl in his fist. Everything depended upon this single card. He flipped his longish locks back of his ears and watched the fire build, heard the rants and chants.
Scenes of Lincoln’s portrait in the fifth grade classroom, the words “country tis of thee”, the photo of Dad standing on a tank in bombed Berlin, and Fourth of July sprays of color showering the night sky flooded his head. Suddenly someone threw in the flag and cheers roared.
He knew what he had to do and slipped the moist draft card into his pocket and left the rally.