This story by Wynne Hungerford--a perfect read on this Memorial Day. Read it by clicking on the link below.
"The fee was $25. The artist handed Fran the glass bottle. She held the vessel, felt the coolness of the glass, and looked inside. It was not exactly what Fran had expected. There was a miniature Pacific Ocean lapping a miniature Venice Beach. There was nobody on the beach except for miniature versions of Fran and Morris kissing and rolling around in the surf. It was like that famous kissing scene in From Here to Eternity with Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. Miniature seagulls dotted the beach. Waves fell again and again. To listen very carefully was to hear the powerful swell of the ocean and lost within that powerful swell was the tiny sound of their sucking. Fran said, “Won’t they get tired of it?” and even as she spoke she knew it was not 'they' but 'we.''
by Wynne Hungerford