Hard Way Home by Velda Brotherton
Approx. 7,210 words.
Published on April 20, 2011.
A short story - All Jacob wants is to get back home to his beloved wife Mary and their children. But battles rage on in this Civil War, and all he can do is pray for their safety in a country gone mad with killing. What lies in wait back home, he cannot possibly imagine, and how he will react he could never believe.