Poor Communication

under-bridge

 “I wonder what’s taking Tommy, Mack, and F.C. so long,” Charlie complained to Fred.  They said they’d leave their marks prominently displayed when they got here.”

 

 

The five old friends, having parted forty years ago due to circumstances beyond their control, had promised then that they’d get together on Veterans’ Day this year at exactly this spot, and that each would write his name where it could be easily seen.

 

 

“Maybe there’s been a mistake, or a delay because of traffic,” Fred reminded his friend, as they stood atop the boardwalk, waiting patiently for the others to arrive.

 

 

Greetings and salutations, one and all, as Rochelle , who has also so graciously supplied this week’s photo prompt, guides us through yet another Friday Fictioneers.

30 thoughts on “Poor Communication

  1. 4963andypop says:

    I used the Tommy graffiti in my story too. One is left to presume the worst. after forty years the other guys may not ever be coming back. It also leaves us to wonder why this spot, and whether they are among the many homeless vets out there.

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