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Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
SET FIRE TO THE RAIN
Rain pelted the restaurant window. Why had he come back to Nam anyway? Curiosity? His therapist called it “coming to terms.”
Anthony unfolded the yellowed stationery.
“October 3, 1968
Sweetheart, I feel like a rat, since you’re off in Vietnam. But I’m afraid you’ll get killed and I won’t have no one. I met this really nice guy named Ted. You’d really like him. We got married last night. I hope you understand.
All my love,
“‘You’d really like him.’” Anthony held his lighter to a corner of the letter. “Why the hell did I keep it?”
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