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With a tap on the shoulder

Photograph prompt provided by H Hardy Carroll

I felt the pressure as he laid his hand on my shoulder. Turning round I saw a tall well turned out chap. His uniform was immaculate. The red band on his cap, told me all I needed to know.
Yes I had taken an army lorry and left without permission… But I had heard that my brother was close by. Denied leave I went anyway. It was the last time I saw him.

A story that is rooted in truth. A bleak picture that recalled to my mind, family members lost in the last two world wars. And sadly something that must be happening now in Ukraine
This Post Has 33 Comments
  1. I’m so glad he was able to see his brother one last time. After all he went through, I was afraid the tap on his shoulder was a MP. Well penned, Michael!

  2. I’m glad he went anyway and got to see his brother for the last time. We often regret the things we didn’t do. Nicely told.

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