Jane’s Fear

The crucible of war has left many of our soldiers emotionally and psychologically traumatized.  Marriages have been affected and many have ended in divorce.  

Not so with James and me.  We’re still married.  Yet, since his return, he hasn’t been the same.  He has not told me what it was like, the war, I mean and I suppose it’s because he wants to spare me the horrors. 

We’re not as emotionally connected as before.  We hardly talk about anything.  He spends most of his time in his study with the door closed.  I can’t help feeling that I’ve lost him. 

100 Words

This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Sources: Words in Sentences; BBC

8 comments

  1. Many combat veterans have difficulty talking about their experiences. If only we could require politicians to have served combat duty before being able to send others to war.

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    • Yes, they do. They can only talk about it to others who have been through the war. I have heard about a soldier whose letters to his mother were completely different from the ones to his father. In the ones to his father, he could talk about the horrors of what he was seeing which may have helped him in the long run. Yes, it would have helped to have politicians who have served combat duty.

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