The war is over. She can’t contemplate the political implications. Winter cold lurks on the horizon. She barters food for the woman’s wool coat and painstakingly dismembers it, removing the sewn stitches.
A month later, her ten year old daughter, wearing her “new” jacket and pants, makes snow angels.
Carol M. Carman is a retired telecommunications engineer. She enjoys discovering her writing talents in a weekly memoir class in Albany, NY.