Good Sunday everyone!
In honor of Memorial Day weekend, only the second of such my family has experienced since the untimely passing of my brother, I’ve chosen this week’s Six from the opening of my short story On the Turning Away. This story, which is still in rock and chisel form, is about love and loss and remembering that life is too short to take anyone or any moment for granted; to tell, no … to show people how much you love them every day. This story was written in loving memory of Mary Schatt.
~Young Logan Wilson stood alone in front of a beautiful woodland backdrop. Burgundy and gold leaves floated down and away from him in the soft breeze. He stood fast, his hands firmly clasped behind him as the crowd of mourners began to leave the service. His gaze directed unacceptingly at the casket, struggling to focus through tears. Somewhere within him, he didn’t believe it was Mary inside of it. He was haunted by all the things he should have said; things he should have done.~
I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day, that you remember your past loved ones and those who gave their lives for our freedom with happy and fond memories.
Please visit sixsunday.com for more Six’s from some amazing writers. My favorite Six’ers include some wonderful new writing friends who have helped to resurrect the passion of writing within me. L.J. Kentowski, Krystal Wade, Kelly Seguin, Loni Flowers, and Wendy S. Russo; I admire you all; I’m a better writer for the influence and inspiration I’ve found in you.
Posted in loving memory of Terry M. Johnson, January 16, 2011. I miss you so much big brother.