(November – Novel Month Tiny Story)
We momentarily froze as we entered the chall hall, power outage? This pause was only a microsecond long, we just resumed our conversation.
Walking through the line we received our chow, potatoes and turkey. This was nothing special, heck even our MREs had turkey. I always assumed it was a cheap meat they could serve the masses.
Sitting at the table we stopped midchew, what was up with all the candles and decorations? While the dim lights made the whole place look nicer, the state of everything was odd.
I can’t say how long it took but it dawned on us, it was Thanksgiving.
It still shocks me today, how the heck did a massive holiday come upon us so fast without any knowledge of it?
I tried to describe this to some kids the other day, a day in the life of someone serving gives up much. Missed holidays and many of us suffer from for a lifetime from injuries and damage to our bodies.
Most would do it all over again.
(this was poorly written in one shot – better to have a crappy story out then a fantastic on stuck inside your head.)