Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Deborah Frontiera, iAnthony Dalton, iSandy Lender, iGeorge Carroll, iZ McClure, iM. Andrew Sprong, iKathryn Perry, i

  Home > Essays > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Fred L Anglin Jr.

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Stories
· Messages
· 11 Titles
· 12 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: May, 2007

Fred L Anglin Jr., click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Highland Mystic (The MacLomain Series- Early Years)
by Sky Purington

Two romances. Four destinies. One extraordinary outcome... ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

A Birth
By Fred L Anglin Jr.
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share    Print  Save   Follow

Recent stories by Fred L Anglin Jr.
· Looking Back...
· A Christmas Remembered
· Cripple Creek Remembered
· A Boy Named Stephen
· The Rites Of Fall
· Can I withdraw From My IRA...?
· The Sea Shell
           >> View all 11

A look at my birth...

A Birth

The weather in Hattiesburg Mississippi on July 24th 1941 changed suddenly. Sheets of dark blue rain pounded the pavement…the streets were suddenly covered with a flash flood forcing drivers to take alternate routes…
At the stroke of midnight the emergency room at the old Methodist Hospital on Bay Street was deserted save for one lone mother who had arrived in a taxi to give birth to her first child…she sat patiently for several hours before they took her to the delivery room…and at 4:26 AM on the 25th of July a little blond haired blue eyed boy opened his eyes to a new world…a new beginning…she smiled and held him close…
The father only had a few days before he rejoined his unit fighting in Europe…he would not see his new son for nearly 4 years…Peace finally came and he returned home like so many other young men…lost and bewildered…with him he brought the demons of war…they have a name for it now…they call it POST WAR SYNDROM…the little boy remembers his father returning on a Saturday morning…the father stood in the doorway without speaking…he smiled and climbed the stairs…taking the small bedroom at the end of the hall…he closed the door and was not seen for almost 6 months…his wife placed meals on a small table out side of his room…meals that were seldom eaten…
The little boy was almost 4 now and at night he lay in the dark of his room and watched fire-flies flicker in the deep blue of night…his room was next to his fathers and each night he heard him crying…reliving the horrors he brought home with him…each night the demons played with his mind like a child playing a game on the playground…then one day the door opened and he came out…he made his way to the kitchen…smiled and asked for a cup of coffee…they held hand and talked…the little boy watched and saw in his mothers eyes a look of love he had never seen before…the father turned and called the little boy to him…he picked him up and sat him on his lap…combing his fingers through his blond curls…he stared into his beautiful blue eyes and smiled…the little boy closed his eyes and placed his head on his fathers chest…he felt safe now with his mom and dad back together…his father whispered in his ear…Happy Birth day Fred L. Anglin Jr…HAPPY BIRTHDAY…the little boy had turned four…

This is a TRUE story…my story…at 4:26 AM on the 25th of each July…I go to my room and close the door…something I have done for the past 50 years…I close my eyes and thank my mom for giving me life…Some how I know she is listening…

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Linda Trujillo 5/3/2009
Oh.....Your poor father. One of my dear friends father committed suicide in high school because Mr. McNease just could not bare the thought of his SON maybe having to go to Viet Nam war! Thank God, Mac did not have to go ..but Mac's Mother had a nervous breakdown over the suicide of Mr. McNease! War is too sad!

Linda Trigg Trujillo
Reviewed by 000 000 1/16/2009
Those returning from war...still suffered as darkness fell, as the governments looked away.
A wonderful but sad story of childhood.

Popular Essays Stories
1. A Strange Bee
2. History of Human Societies: Two: What Are
3. Unconscious America: What Are Americans Te
4. Job Hunting Lore - The Car Broke Down
5. Handwriting, Name Analysis and Numerology-
6. Freedom, Justice and Equality- Updated 1/2
7. The Topography of Pornography
8. A Casual Reference to Casualties
9. Anger
10. Retro 60s Flashback: Sitcom Moms

Feathers in the Dust by John Herlihy

Traditional essays on a variety of everyday topics such as love, trust, silence, death, nature...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

RAM: Random Articles and Manuscripts by Jay Dubya

RAM: Random Articles and Manuscripts, a non-fiction collection of 38 stories and essays, is author Jay Dubya's 32nd book...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.