The Meaning of Courage - A 100 Word Story
I started to answer, to tell him courage was being scared and doing it anyway, but he'd already pointed at the salad bar on my uniform.
I started explaining the awards before he got distracted again.
A decade and two wars passed before I saw him at Thanksgiving. Political rants were his new hobby.
"Our military just ended up getting half the world seeing us as the bad guys."
My mother shushes him, asks: "Were you scared?"
"Still am," I say, acknowledging my brother's point. "I did it anyway."
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