A perfect story for today, Justin. It brought tears to my eyes, but it was uplifting in that Mickey's brother is there with him in spirit. Those signs are truly all around us.
This is so interesting to me, Justin, how you can tell a story about a game of golf, and embed the real story within it. It is so clever. I will be thinking about how to use that device, weaving a story within a story in my own work. It tells me I could profit from taking a good fiction writing course. Thanks for the inspiration.
A great way to begin Memorial Day. Thank you.
Oh gosh, Justin, this post is an absolute delight. Goosepimpling.
Here in UK, although by coincidence it's also a public holiday here today, it's our 'Spring bank holiday', not actually Memorial Day. Our equivalent - Remembrance Sunday - falls every year in November. I have really enjoyed all the beautiful words that have come my way on Substack today for Memorial Day: and this post of yours has absolutely nailed the occasion. Thank you for your beautiful words, and for continuing food for thought.
Nicely done, Justin. And a fine tribute to those who served and gave all.
Nice touching story for this day.
Damn, Justin. I’ve got something in my eye.
skillfull AND moving. Fine work. If it were my story I'd say " This is one to send out and to contests ffor micro fiction."
Very cool story Justin! And, such a fitting tribute to the fallen heroes on Memorial Day. You write in such a way that I can see and feel the story unfold. Wonderful!
Well done, Justin. A good story told in just the right amount of words.