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FF – Remember

Here is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Sandra Crook.

Well, a photo of a war memorial wasn’t quite the Santa picture I was hoping for. Not even a snowman 😦

This isn’t a story. I’m not sure what it is. Merry Christmas and whatnot!

Copyright Sandra Crook


For King and Country!


For freedom!


For the security of our country!


For the betterment of Mankind!

Worthwhile causes all.

But always remember.

What it cost.


  1. December 26, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    And the list of causes is not always entirely scrupuloously accurate

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 27, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      No. There’s what we’re told and the “other” reasons (WMDs anyone?).


  2. December 26, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Short and to the point. Or should I say pointed. Well done and Merry Christmas. Perhaps next year I’ll post a picture of a Christmas tree. 😉




    • December 27, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I’m glad you liked it, and I hope you had a happy holiday!
      I vote for a Christmas tree next year so I can do a soppy Christmas tale 🙂


  3. December 26, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    ‘They’ rarely think about what it will cost. 😦

    Liked by 2 people

    • December 27, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      It rarely costs “them” as much, I think.


  4. December 26, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    well said. should be in any memorial wherever it may be.


  5. December 27, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Maybe the memorials shouldn’t be beautiful but as hideous as possible? Whatever works to end the need for war.


  6. December 27, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Lookit you! This was well done. Short and to the point.
    Hope you had a Happy Christmas!


    • December 27, 2019 at 2:12 pm

      I’m glad you liked it! I completely forgot to word count it this week and just checked – 29 words! My shortest ever!
      I did have a happy Christmas, thanks, I hope you did too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 27, 2019 at 2:50 pm

        You wild thing!
        I did as well, thank you 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  7. December 27, 2019 at 11:26 am
    • December 27, 2019 at 2:13 pm

      These took a while to happen 🙂 Thanks for the shout out!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. bearmkwa
    December 27, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Lest we EVER forget the cost of freedom! Well done!


  9. December 28, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Concisely done. Happy New Year.


    • December 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks, Happy New Year to you too!


  10. December 29, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Yes, I want to know how much of my tax money went to paying for this silly monument. Oh wait, you don’t mean THAT cost?


    • December 29, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      No, Mr Squirrel, not THAT cost…


  11. December 29, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    A well-written, thought-provoking piece. Thought I’d landed on the wrong blog! 😉
    Hope you’re enjoying the festive period. 😊


    • December 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      Ha, yes, I racked my brains for two days. I couldn’t really do an irreverent comedy about a war memorial.
      I’m having a lovely Christmas, thanks, I hope you are too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 30, 2019 at 1:52 pm

        Glad you’re having a good break. Mine’s been nice and relaxing, thanks. 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  12. December 30, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    It’s a lovely poem in honor of those who gave everything. They gave us the gift of peace on earth, at least for a while and in some places. —- Suzanne


  13. January 16, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Very Nice 🌸


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