When you get home you put his watch and wedding ring in a shoe box. You put the shoe box in the wardrobe in the back bedroom. From the window you see John. He’s at your clothes props again, fighting Germans. The sheets are scraping the lawn. You wonder if he’ll ever be ready to receive his inheritance.
Amanda Quinn is a freelance writer and tutor based in the North East of England. Her writing has previously been published in Butcher’s Dog, Spelk Fiction, Shooter Literary Magazine, Open Pen, and Ellipsis Zine among others. Find her online at www.amandaquinn.co.uk and on Twitter @amandaqwriter.