Two Telegrams #carrotranchcompetition #rodeo

I entered the Carrot Ranch competition #5 and to my surprise gained a judge’s pick – sort of honourable mention I think. Here is my entry 

Betty and Ethel linked arms. This waltz was their dance.

As Betty, straight-backed and serious, led, she thought of her brother Tom, smiling, arguing, teasing and always there for her.

Ethel, stooped but smiling, too had Tom on her mind as she let herself be turned slowly; her darling husband of a few short months before call-up and a sniper’s bullet ended her hopes.

War cruelly ripped the love from both women and forced them into each other’s lives. Initially each felt they had nothing to live for. Gradually they found common cause, one that kept them going and each was now 100. To outlive the other.

To see the winning entry and the other HM’s click here

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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8 Responses to Two Telegrams #carrotranchcompetition #rodeo

  1. A very interesting piece, Geoff. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ritu says:

    Congrats His Geoffleship!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. That’s beautiful, Geoff.

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  4. Erika Kind says:

    Wow, very good writing, Geoffle.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. JT Twissel says:

    A change of style for you but I like it. It’s always good to change up things a bit.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Charli Mills says:

    Definitely an honorable mention! Great flash, Geoff!

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