Joining the Fight

Photo by Lisa Fox

“Are you sure about this?”

“Yes, Mama.  I must fight for our country and our people.”

“All right.  I will be here when you come back.”

“I promise I will be back, Mama.  Have faith.”

Mama nodded with a smile and fought to hold the tears back.  “Your father would be very proud.”

“I’m happy that he’s not here to see what is happening to our country.”

“If he were alive, he’d join the fight too.”

“Yes, he would have.  I must go now, Mama.”

They hugged.  “Boh z toboyu,” Mama whispered.

Grabbing her things, Polina left the cabin.

100 Words

This post is dedicated to the brave men and women who are fighting for the Ukrainian people.

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.

29 Replies to “Joining the Fight”

    1. Last night when I was watching the News, I got so upset and angry because civilians were being attacked, hospitals where pregnant women and children were. I felt that not enough was being done and that the sanctions didn’t seemed to be slowing down Putin and his onslaught on the Ukrainian people. So many lives are being lost. It was heartbreaking to see a young woman who lost her fiancé. He had asked her to marry not so long ago and now he’s dead. Instead of a wedding, there will be a funeral. You’re right, James. It’s very painful to only be able to watch and cry when we wish we could do more to help.

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    1. You’re right, Liz. It is very heartbreaking to see people leave their home, their country, families being separated, the many lives lost and the continued assault by Russian forces. All we can do is write about Ukraine and continue to support the people who are risking their lives for their country.


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