The following is a Five Sentence Fiction I wrote back in November 2013 for Veterans Day in response to the prompt of “LETTERS” given to followers of a now defunct website “Five Sentence Fiction”

SADNESS IS CONTAGIOUS

LEslie sat in the den of her home crying.

The tears which came flowing over her cheeks weren’t ones of sadness, they were ones of the bittersweet remembrances she got as she read the LETTERS which her then future husband had sent her during his first assignment in the Middle East.

TEresa, Leslie’s daughter, sat by her mother’s side trying to console her, but to no avail.

Reluctantly Teresa started to read the LETTERS herself to see the reason for her mother’s dismay.

Sadness became infectious because these LETTERS allowed her to get to know the father she never knew, as she fell victim to the words in the LETTERS as well.

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The above Flash Fiction is one of the 100 Flash Fictions contained in my book “Micro Fiction – An Anthology.” No link is being given as this is being given as an informational purpose.

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