Finish Off Fridays: Home #amwriting #flashfiction #finishofffridays 

Thanks to Lorraine from MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting FOF.


Credit: Lorraine – MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

“Clementine anxiously waited for the 5:40 out of the city, wondering if he would be on board.” It head been two-years since she’d seen Philip. He’d been sent out to fight the Nazis in France. She’d faithfully written to him but Philip hadn’t been able to send many letters back.

After the harrowing footage she’d seen of soldiers fighting on the beaches of Normandy, Clementine wondered if her Philip would be himself; how could he? The train arrived and she continued waiting. 

Seconds later Philip was holding her so tightly she couldn’t breath. He cried into her neck,”I thought I’d never see you again.”

“I had no doubt you would,” Clementine whispered back, stroking Philip’s hair as his tears dried.

It was almost as if he’d never been gone; in each other’s arms, they were both home.


Phillip Phillips – “Home” 


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.

7 thoughts on “Finish Off Fridays: Home #amwriting #flashfiction #finishofffridays 

    • mandibelle16 March 5, 2017 / 11:28 am

      Thank you Mihrank. I listened to the last piece u guys did and posted on wordPress on your blog. I couldn’t find a place to comment, but I loved it and I knew the song too 🙂


  1. Lorraine March 5, 2017 / 2:36 am

    The story is wonderful — I got misty-eyed at the ending. Thanks for participating, I enjoyed as always.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 March 5, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Thank you Lorraine I’m glad you liked it. I think in those times and circumstances it would have been hard to keep from crying on a soldier’s return home, even today.


      • Lorraine March 5, 2017 / 9:38 pm

        Yes, when you see the news stories of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan — there are tears all around. And, it’s much more acceptable for the returning soldier to cry as well as his/her spouse and children. Happy tears are wonderful tears.

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