Today for Centus, Jenny gave us a picture prompt. The flag picture seemed right for Fourth of July moods. So in 100 words writers were to respond with fiction or poetry. For more entries, visit Jenny at http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2013/06/saturday-centus-week-167.html
There are some nice entries and my own fiction is below.
Not Just a White Man’s War
Kelcie was from a family who would not talk. All family stories stayed buried by agreement. So when Uncle Milo White Bear asked for help cleaning out his garage in order to move to assisted living, she was astonished he would let anyone help.When she pulled out a ragged flag from the hump-backed trunk, she asked, “What is the deal with the torn flag?”
“Anzio. Our flag was being battered,” he said simply.
“And…,” she urged.
“So I took out two machine gun nests. Showed ‘em. Chief still a warrior!”
His bent fingers stroked the tattered flag.