Practicing listening

We all know what it’s like to get that phone call in the middle of the night. This night was no different. Jerking up to the ringing summons, I focused on the red, illuminated numbers of my clock. Midnight. Panicky thoughts filled my sleep-dazed mind as I grabbed the receiver. “Hello?” My heart pounded, I

The Gone Son

A poor couple once lived in a small village in London. They have only one son so him the best education. The Son graduated as an Engineer in the nearby city. After sometime he got married to a rich girl. Initially, they lived with his parents in the village. But after some time the wife

The Marine’s Father

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. “Your son is here,” she told to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes opened. Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent.