100 Word Wednesday: Week 114

road to changiSam looked at the trees lining the highway.  Varieties that he and his fellow prisoners had uprooted many years before. He knew tears would flow with every mile they covered, with each new memory. Memories of a life passed and lives lost amidst tears, both wasted and wasteful.  Tears mixed with sweat-diluted blood. In the blazing, tropical, midday sun, moisture was precious, the guards watching every move, seldom and reluctantly offering  water to drink. They had laid the track yard by yard but now he was perversely pleased to see their death railway transformed into the main highway through Burma

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Filed under As you read it, Factual, Flash fiction, Inspired emotion, Self compositions, Temperatures rising

One response to “100 Word Wednesday: Week 114

  1. A timely reminder, lest we forget

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