For Esme With Love & Squalor
I stumbled across a list of wonderful short stories that are so beautiful. One that everyone kept commenting on was called “For Esme With love and Squalor. The story is about a soldier who befriends a young girl in England before heading off to D-Day. They keep in touch even as time grinds on and both lose much of the innocence they had on first meeting in a cafe, when after the little girl leaves the soldier reflects. It is a truly moving story that I encourage everyone to read! Maybe even over spring break, while resting on the beach!