Precious Possession

Copyright – Adam Ickes

They were our mother’s absolute possessions.

To everyone’s despair, they secured a place in the living room showcase. She was adamant.

pair of soiled, spoiled, blood-stained military boots!

The boots of a soldier who died while serving his motherland.

The boots of a beloved husband who retained nothing as a gift to his wife, other than his blood-stained uniform.

The boots of a father who instilled selflessness among the children while sustaining them struggling far away.

It’s humane to gloss over precious things.

{Written for Friday Fictioneers}

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29 thoughts on “Precious Possession

  1. Humane? Human? What an interesting story. You know, when a soldier dies in battle, his mates often set his helmet on his rifle, and his boots alongside. The missing soldier. Maybe this man’s wife was trying to honor him in her own way.

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