A LOVE WITHOUT END

An elderly woman sat quietly at a small desk in the corner of the room. She had just finished putting her feelings down on paper, and she was lost in thought about the person she’d written to when there was a gentle knock on the door. Sarah looked up and called out, “Come in. The … Continue reading A LOVE WITHOUT END

A FALLEN SOLDIER

My name is Alex Rochford. I’m a freelance writer living in Arlington, Virginia. I was recently commissioned by a publication to write a piece about Memorial Day, and I chose to focus on the heartbreaking story of one individual’s life, and how it compared to the relative ease and comfort of mine.   I never … Continue reading A FALLEN SOLDIER

THE PRISONER OF WAR

By the middle of 1966, Thomas Hutchinson had been flying jets off of an aircraft carrier for almost a year. For the twenty-nine-year-old Navy Lieutenant, it seemed like no two missions over Vietnam were ever the same. Each one had its own special form of risk, but this one had been particularly difficult from the … Continue reading THE PRISONER OF WAR

LIGHTS IN THE DARKNESS

Someone I did not know has died. So why should it matter to me? Early each morning I drive by a long-term care facility on my way to work. My route takes me over a hill, and when I reach the top, the sprawling structure is barely visible in the predawn shadows. But once every … Continue reading LIGHTS IN THE DARKNESS