Happy Memorial Day!
Please remember those who have sacrificed so much for us.
The May 21, 2014 challenge from Carrot Ranch Communications was to: In 99 words(no more, no less) write a story that shows surprise without using the word.
I wiped my hands on my uniform as I contemplated knocking.
Inside would be the son that I had yet to meet. My daughter, would she remember me? She was two when I held her last.
I walked through the house, all conversation ceased. All eyes watched as I walked up behind my wife. Still as beautiful as the day I met her.
“Happy birthday sweetheart.”
She turned, nearly dropping our son, as her knees buckled. Her face quickly wet with tears.
I pulled them to me as I reached for the one pulling on my leg.
I hope you enjoyed!