Jack’s New Leg

by Brad Rose

At our class reunion, no one mentioned it. It would have been cruel, and insensitive. Hoping to avoid any appearance of pity, Marty even refused to help him sit down, although it was clear to everyone gathered, Jack was in lot of pain as he collapsed into his seat. Then Jack said, “And that’s not the only thing I lost.” Like machine gun fire, mortified glances shot around the table. War is a lot worse than anyone imagined.


Brad Rose is the author of Pink X-Ray. His website is here.