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