‘The Decision’ — Short Story by Ted Pavloff

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““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““I posted this story by Ted Pavloff on my author’s website as we commemorated V-J Day — the end of World War II. I thought readers here might appreciate reading it again as well.

A Visit With Sandra

I promised a second story by my dad concerning the WWII years. Unfortunately, lots of other work got in the way of blogging, so I’m behind — well even behinder than usual. But it’s still September, and that means we can still celebrate V-J Day and the end of the war.  So here’s the second story of his that I love.


THE DECISION

It should have been another ordinary day at the Cole farm, but the conventional pattern of activity was abruptly altered when the letter arrived. In effect, a new day was born and Cynthia was making the most of it with an explosive brand of excitement that seemed especially reserved for such an occasion.

Ben, her husband, suddenly found himself being recklessly danced around the simple but spacious kitchen. He did not resist.

“Just think,” Cynthia gleefully exclaimed. “Just think!” Isn’t it wonderful? It’s … it’s unbelievable!’

She…

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