No Better Day
by Harvey Stanbrough
Three boys on the verge of manhood are hurrying along a two-rut path in a line of refugees. They encounter an old man sitting alongside the road on a rock. With safety several kilometers to the west and an enemy column advancing only a few kilometers from the east, what is he doing there? To top it off, he's blind. What begins as a game for these young teenage boys becomes much more serious.