Smorgasbord Short Stories – What’s in a Name Volume II – Norman – An Old Soldier

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Welcome to the second of the short stories from my collection What’s in a Name Volume II. Today an old soldier despairs at the growing desolation of the estate that he lives on.

Norman – An Old Soldier

Norman carried his plate carefully across to the gingham covered table under the window, setting it down next to his cup of tea that had been as carefully transported a few minutes before. He could not walk without his stick and had to adapt his routine to fit around this inconvenience. He steadied himself on the back of the wooden chair and deposited his walking aid up against the window sill. He turned himself around and sat down heavily with a sigh of relief.

He assaulted the still steaming cup of tea with four spoons of sugar and smiled wryly at the silence that accompanied this act of rebellion. If Ruby had…

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