Week 2 of microcosms Flash Fiction challenges. This week there was an overall blood theme and three story prompts: doctor, battlefield, and romance.
Red Letter Home
I fear this to be a mortal wound. The marauders did not spare one of my fellow doctors or non-armed serviceman. My dearest Molly, you’ll forever be in my heart.
The Major collapsed on top of the handkerchief he had been writing his letter on. Dead.
His writing instrument, a thin shaft of wheat from the battlefield, fell back to the earth as his body released. The vial of his precious Molly’s blood that had been around his neck was now nearly empty. The contents of this morbid keepsake had been spent writing one final letter to his betrothed.