Tag Archives: Vietnam War

The Sarus Crane: 99 word Flash Fiction

Hearing the engines of the American F-4 jets we scattered but there was nowhere to go. The bombs fell, followed by huge explosions. A fireball engulfed everything for miles. The burning tar clung to the skin of those in the … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Special: Decaying in Da Nang

Da Nang sits in Central Vietnam 85 miles south of what was the border between South and North Vietnam. During the Vietnam War it was a major air base for the US and South Vietnamese forces that saw nearly 2,600 air … Continue reading

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Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: The China Dog

Raewyn of decocraftsdigicrafts  invited me to take part in the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge.  Thanks, Raewyn! The challenge is  to “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Last night we went to the local theatre and saw a play titled Minefields and Miniskirts. It was brilliantly performed and the accompanying slide show, my last week photo challenge  https://irenewaters19.com/2014/03/15/weekly-photo-challenge-inside-the-cu-chi-tunnels/  and the folk music of the era all took me back to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Cu Chi tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels were part of a massive underground network of tunnels which lie underneath much of the country of Vietnam. During the Vietnam war the Viet Cong used these tunnels as hiding spots, hospitals,, supply routes, stores for food and … Continue reading

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Change in a lifetime

  How alone you are without friends. This was the situation for my Great-Aunt and then my maternal Grandmother: they had become so old that they were the last of their line. I fear it will soon be the case for … Continue reading

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