A Letter From Home- #FlashFictionChallenge #amwriting

February 13, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a sugar report. Use its original meaning of a letter from a sweetheart to a soldier, or invent a new use for it. Go where the prompt leads!

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Unashamed tears roll down my face, words on scented paper imprinted on my mind.

Darling Ken,

I think about you every day, but never more than now.

He’s beautiful, my darling. A full head of hair, nut-brown like yours. Ten perfect fingers and toes, and a smile that fills my heart.

The nurse says gas, but we know better. He’s thinking of the day you’ll come home and take us into your loving arms.

I pray it’s soon.

Love you always and all ways,


Three long months ago, my baby wrote me a love letter- I’m a father.


  1. Darlene says:

    Perfect! Warmed my heart.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. We live near a Navy barracks and it’s so heartwarming when the troops return to base after an extended leave.

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  2. Annika Perry says:

    Ahh … love this! Jacquie! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Annika!

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  3. That is precious.

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui. I used the title of one of my books as inspiration 🙂


  4. This is a lovely idea, Jacquie.

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    I love this, Jacqui!

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    1. Thank you, Denise 🙂

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  6. olganm says:

    Gorgeous, Jacquie! Well done!

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  7. That was sweet. Now even harder for him to be away.

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    1. A reason for him to stay safe ❤

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  8. Charli Mills says:

    Words spun of sweet sugar. I can just imagine that letter worn from folding and unfolding.

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    1. Me too. Thanks, Charli ❤

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  9. Aww this is so cute. ❤

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