Week of 08-30 through 09-05-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Iain Kelly. Thank you Iain!


He heard the helicopter and felt the days were long and brutal with few comforts.

He had one thing that could not be taken from him, would never be destroyed and it would always bring him the only peace he could feel in such trying and treacherous times,  and that was home.

As the bombs exploded day and night, the heat nearly suffocating him, dirt, smoke, death, surrounding him, his thoughts traveled home to a peaceful place where his family waited for him and the love he gave and received comforted him.

He cried out in anger, frustration, and fear of losing what meant the most to him, as the helicopter flew overhead.

He woke up sweating, and gasping for breath as his wife calmly cradled him and softly told him he was alright and was safely home again.

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Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

32 thoughts on “HOME

  1. This is a well written story Jessie. Providing a real life situation of PTSD or perhaps, only the nightmares and scars seen and unseen, soldiers are left with after war. Thank goodness he has his wife to help him.


    • Thank you! There are so many cases like this and these people should get the help they need without delay. After putting their life on the line they deserve no less than the best possible treatment and should never have to wait for this to happen!

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