This is submitted for Micro Bookends
Micro Bookends is a weekly micro fiction contest where we are provided with the first and last words as well as a photo prompt (below) and we supply the rest. You can access the full rules at the link above. This week, the story with no less than 90 and no more than 110 words must begin with SIX and end with DEGREE.
Please enjoy Change in a Time of War.
Six in the morning is too early thought Margaret as she rose from bed. So much in her life has changed. With the country at war, change is to be expected but Margaret longed for the day her brother and all the other young men would return home. It’s just a daydream because if the New York Times is to be believed, the war won’t be over tomorrow. Margaret took the subway downtown where she had a job as a telephone operator. As Margaret stepped from the train to begin her day, her skin glistened. It was early but the temperature had already climbed to ninety degrees.