(Author’s note: With the final part of my Korean experience finally complete, I now focus on the next phase of life. This means that Music and Fiction will likely get an upgrade/update in some way. Once I get settled back in a routine, this should happen. Until then, it’s Fictioneers and other stories I plan to write. Hope you enjoy today’s offering!)
The Road Not Taken
by Miles H. Rost
“Daddy, do you ever wish you did something different?”
Paul looked down at his daughter, 9 years old and ever inquisitive.
“There are one or two things, sweetie. But, then you wouldn’t be here. That’s not a wish I would make.”
She put her arms around his waist, and hugged tightly.
“Do you regret losing your arm?”
He looked down at his sweetie, and sadly smiled.
“My arm saved 4 men in Iraq, sweetie. I would not trade that, no.”
Paul swept his arm under her and picked her up.
“Honey, my arm brought me home. No regrets.”
“I love you, Daddy!”