This post is written for Friday Fictioneer’s. The challenge is to write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 words or less. My story follows the picture prompt below.
He avoided most of the other anniversaries. After ten years things started aging. The heroes of high school footfall games returned from wars damaged both physically and mentally. Their minds numbed by what they had witnessed. The destruction of an entire country happened before their glazed eyes. For the vulnerable, and there were many, their sanity ended there.
Scanning the gymnasium he could recognize one or two. They had started to crumble. Some were bent over, a shell of their former self. Others folded into their wheelchairs. His former heroes lay like Roman ruins.