Free Fiction Monday: Details

Free Fiction Monday: Details

George has lived a full life as a decorated WWII veteran, high-end attorney, family man. But the incident that haunts him only took five minutes—five minutes when he shared a Coke with a woman on her way to California, a woman who would die hours later. Murdered. Maybe even by George.

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5 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Details”

  1. Gnondpom says:

    A very good story, as usual. It is great to see the evolution of the character after that one event. And to answer antarespress, in my opinion the result might not justify the cost, but as long as the cost was paid, it is so much better that the character evolved in that direction, rather than staying the same as before.

    On an unrelated note I think I spotted a typo:
    “For a short period after the war, McCardle was the divorce capitol of the US of A.”
    Shouldn’t it be the divorce capital instead of capitol? (the city and not the building)

  2. antarespress says:

    Details.
    I’d signed up for a second tour of duty, World War II being that kinda war,
    In World War II, the term of service was for the duration plus six months. ‘Tour of duty’ is an anachronism from the Vietnam War.

    I stuck the dime in the machine, and took my second bottle [of Coke], this time waiting until the contents settled before opening it.
    In 1946, a bottle of Coke cost a nickel. The vending machines took only nickels, no other coin. I bought short bottles (6.5 oz) of Coke from such a vending machine in the late ’60s.

    Did a pretty girl have to die so that this man could have a change of heart? Did the result — his dedication to a life of true justice — justify the cost? IMO, no. It never does.

    He who saves one save the whole world.

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