NaNoWriMo Week 2: Second Letter Home

My love,

My apologies for my lack of contact. I had hoped to write you every day, but there hasn’t been time. My duties seem to gain weight each day, and the pressure mounts each day to keep up with them.

We are deep into battle now. The casualties are overwhelming. People are falling left and right, left by the wayside. We try to go back for them, but there are so few of us remaining. A mere fraction of us were present at our last campaign.

It is mostly us veterans who persevere. We know it gets better, even if things seem bleak now. I’m hoping it gets better. This time, I have real fear that I might not make it. I suppose I go through this every tour, but this time has been more difficult than any tour in previous memory.

Still, each day I put one foot in front of the other. I put on a brave face for my comrades. I will not give up. Not yet. We are nearly halfway there, and so until then, I continue on.

I do not know when my next contact will be. I hope to write again next week. Until then, take care, and keep us in your thoughts.


Sara is a Kansas-grown author of the fantasy and horror persuasions. She is convinced that fantastical things are waiting for her just around the corner, and until she finds the right corner, she writes about those things instead.


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