Paradise Lost

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Tomorrow would mark the sixtieth anniversary of the day my family crossed the border to enter into paradise. Leaving behind their broken dreams and hopes inside the crumbling walls, these brave pioneers set out on a course that may one day give their children a happy future.

The sounds of the news were drowned out in the cacophony from the front yard. I watched from the window as my father started dissembling the truck he had been building as a surprise for his erstwhile loving neighbor. They had been brothers-in-arms for 60 years…but now he was just an intruder.

I had never seen my father more disillusioned than the day he discovered that paradise was just another piece of land.

Written for FFfAW Challenge 101. P.C. Mike Vore

 

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29 thoughts on “Paradise Lost

  1. This story really touched my heart. First, the story is so topical. Next, it seems to me that many have their dream of paradise broken when we find ourselves in the middle of reality. Wonderful story! Welcome to the FFfAW challenge! We are happy you have joined us. 🙂

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