My Betty Part II

Scarlet Archer

Just a girl.


When he turned 100, the town wanted to honor his war effort and asked him what he wanted. “I want to see my Betty again” was his reply. With an outpouring of love, the statue of the woman in her young wartime years was built, just as he remembered her. Until his legs wouldn’t support him, he would walk the park every day to see his Betty. When the growing town got too dangerous for an old man in a wheelchair, he tried to see her in his dreams. His faithful ol’ gal.


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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Bittersweet.

  • #2666 Posted 3 years ago
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Storykeeper

Storykeeper

Awww! It's simple and sweet, but with this lasting piece of mystery in the line "when the growing town got too dangerous for an old man in a wheelchair..." What happened to the town? Is it REALLY too dangerous? Why? Excellent.

  • #2668 Posted 3 years ago
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Storykeeper

Storykeeper

Awww! It's simple and sweet, but with this lasting piece of mystery in the line "when the growing town got too dangerous for an old man in a wheelchair..." What happened to the town? Is it REALLY too dangerous? Why? Excellent.

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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

As a person who works with wheelchairs, I know the ways it can grow dangerous. Kids are too fast on their 'wheels'. Cars are too fast on the roads. Sidewalks are not maintained, so tree roots crack and break them, and used by many more pedestrians, dogs, skateboards, bikes, and errant drivers.

The danger could also be people yelling, saying things to the 'old man' in their way. He could be slowing down and not wheeling himself as quickly.

So she WAS a statue. I got it. Good set up for this last paragraph. Also, good on the town and artist to commemorate the man and his love.

  • #2692 Posted 3 years ago
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