The General Calls Maddie


He closed his eyes at the sound of her voice.  “Hello, Maddie.”



“How did you get my number?”

“I got it from Sergeant McCoy.  How are you, Maddie?”

“I’m fine, thanks.  How are you?”

“Fully recovered.  Thanks for the Christmas card.”

“You’re welcome.”

“I wanted to send you one too but there wasn’t an address.”

“I thought it best not to include it.”

“Why, Maddie?”

“You know why.”

“I heard about Gerald.  Why didn’t you tell me?”

“I thought it best not to.”

“I need to see you, Maddie…”

Distraught, Jane stood outside the study door, listening.

100 Words

This is part nine of the story about General Turpentine and Maddie, the African-American nurse he met and fell in love with during World War II.

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

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