Hero Worship

Kanchanaburi war cem

Takarna walked the row, pausing at each stone, muttering a prayer before moving on. Every stone she paused at bore a name she knew, a face she remembered. Tears fell unheeded as she sank to her knees beside the newest stone.

Takarna remembered the feel of the bullets slamming into her body with white-hot pain. She closed her eyes. The memories that would not leave. They pulled her down into the mass grave, covered her with bloody bodies. Struggling, she pushed up through the death that surrounded her. Hunched over against the pain, she followed the shadows of a building, crawling underneath, hoping she wasn’t seen.

Then, he was there, lifting her out, tending to her wounds. Giving her his precious allotment of water and food so she would live. He could have, should have, turned her over to the guards. Most would have. He didn’t. Now, she wept.

Wc: 149

Author’s Note: If you’re game, and want a little more (298words) to the story, then follow this link: https://jellicostation84.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/hero-worship-contd/?preview_id=1596&preview_nonce=2844ec71bf

 

Thank you once again goes to What Pegman Saw for taking us to a new place we’ve never been, the  Kanchanaburi War Cemetery , in Thailand. If you’ve enjoyed this little story, then please, come out and enjoy some others at: https://whatpegmansaw.com/blog/ . Just follow the prompt tag to the little blue frog… your adventure awaits.

If you’re game, and want a little more (298words) to the story, then follow this link: https://jellicostation84.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/hero-worship-contd/?preview_id=1596&preview_nonce=2844ec71bf

 

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