mlmm tale weaver 299: letters home

What a touching read at this time of year. Due to the pandemic the veterans will not be marching in London, all the more reason not to forget.

Lorraine's frilly freudian slip

As I write this, my dearest, we await the order to go over the top. Sargent said we should use the time wisely to write to our mothers, wives and sweethearts. So, I take up the pen and think lovingly of you.

I do not know which is worse, at times, the inching forward through the Hun’s firestorm of bullets and grabbing, tearing barbed wire, or sitting here in our muddy home, always damp with nerves taut.

We seem to be forever waiting: for orders, for rations, for ammunition, for the deafening bombs, for choking gas, and oh, more precious of all to us: mail.

To read your thoughts, to faintly catch the smell of your lavender perfume upon the page. It is the lovely image of your face, your raven hair cascading loose, the curve of your breast, soft touch of your hand which keeps me warm on…

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  1. Dale
    Nov 05, 2020 @ 17:53:32

    thank you for sharing… I went to Lorraine’s blog.. Lovely!

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