A LOVE WITHOUT END

Sarah Fleming, a new resident in an assisted living facility, tragically lost her fiancée in the Vietnam War. She chose not to marry and has remained devoted to the one true love of her life. For more than fifty years, Sarah has faithfully written a heartfelt letter to him on the anniversary of their intended wedding date. Jill Harrison is the executive director of the facility, and when she finds out about the letters, she is touched by the woman’s dedication and commitment. Because Sarah’s fiancée was listed as MIA, the director takes it upon herself to see if she can assist in obtaining information about the man Sarah still loves. *** Please click on the title.

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