Missing Persons by Jack Erickson
Approx. 11,570 words.
Published on August 21, 2010.
A retired college professor uncovers old love letters in the garden of his new home. He makes inquiries of the former residents and learns a WW II war hero and his young wife lived there 50 years ago.
But the young wife disappeared in a storm and her body was never found. Her former college lover also disappeared.
The professor learns the startling truth, but struggles with his conscience.