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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Centus

This week we're limited to sixty words, not 100.

Dear John,

I made it back. Why didn't you?

Tom

(One of many notes tucked lovingly into the space between the granite panels at the Vietnam Wall in Washington.)

16 comments:

Jaquandor said...

Hey, Centus participants: Rather than go through and comment on every entry -- which I've been really lax at doing the last few weeks, even though I've read most of them -- let me just say here that you're all terrific and I always enjoy perusing your tales!

Dazee Dreamer said...

I really loved your centus.

Judie said...

I am sure that this question has been asked many times in the last several years. Excellent take on the prompt.

Nonna Beach said...

Excellent !

This is the question all survivors must deal with and most painfully felt for a life time is that haunting and torturous "Why ME and not YOU ?"

Tracy said...

very clever leaves the reader to conjour up our own story

Bookie said...

Short but effective.

irishoma said...

Short and to the point.

BECKY said...

Another surprising and powerful take. I've been to the Wall in DC and have seen many different mementos left...Great Centus!

Anna said...

Oh wow. You got me there! I am almost speakless. Very good use of the prompt! Short, direct and really hits the heart.
Well done!
Best wishes,
Anna

Sanna writes to John Tell-Anna's SC wk 60

Jo said...

I've been to that wall as well ... what a powerful bit of writing ...

Tgoette said...

Nicely done. I wonder what John's reply to Tom would be? A question I'm sure many asked at the wall.

Sue said...

Sad. I'd like to visit that wall one day.

=)

Roger Owen Green said...

I've been to that Wall; totally believable.

Karen S. said...

Oh my what a great way to go with this short and sweet and to the point now! Cool!

Purvi said...

Lolz! This was fun ! Though.. ti could be a serious note too .. nice.

Jenny said...

Oh man. This little gem really touched my heart. I really loved this. Poignant, believable...touching.

Thank you.