Flash Friday: Honorable Burial

He knelt near the little gravestone. He laid his lips on the cold surface, resting his forehead against the marble. A bugle sang out Taps.

He stood, looking down at the tiny marker.

Beside him, the minister intoned, “Brett Tarrington would have fought for his nation as a general, leading troops in numerous battles against the enemy. The chronobullet that took his life killed him two months before he would be born. We commend who he was to be to the Lord, the master of the present and the future, who was, is, and will be, in this and every timeline.”

His mother and father wept. The honor guard saluted.

FLASH! It’s Flash Friday, the day when Seeking New Earth authors write short stories up to 1000 words (“flash fiction”) or 110 words (“microfiction”). Both are sure to invigorate the imagination and stimulate the synapses. Did you like what you read? Want to explore the story some more? Or maybe you want to try your own hand at some flash fiction? Leave us a comment below! Or to read more, search “flash fiction” in the search bar above.

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2 thoughts on “Flash Friday: Honorable Burial

  1. They know what this little child would have done – if he had been born and lived that long. Now cross that with abortion issues. …Whole other story waiting there.

    Also – “Chronobullet” is a fun word.

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