I still like the following short story, one I wrote many years ago when my children were small, because I was able to give it a happy ending, something I have not always lived, nor sought to achieve in my writerly wonderings. Happy endings don’t always happen in real life, and many writers seem to go out of their way to point that out in their work. But there are happy endings in real life, and I, for one, think writing one now and then represents a healthy portion of society as well as the darker conclusions remind us of the world’s strife.
This short story was conceived after a military bombing occurred against American troops overseas. It’s short term focus is on one man’s struggle to accept the life-long repercussions of such an event.
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Enjoy… Night Dreams, Day Dreams. It is presented here in an abridged edition as first published at Helium.com in 2010 as a “Nightmares” assignment submission and scanned from its original typed form, with a reduced copy of a piece of my Roughcraft Artwork.
Night Dreams, Day Dreams
By Barbara Anne Helberg
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