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Welding Revenge

February 28, 2014
Gary Plant Tubular Steel Corporation, 1943

Gary Plant Tubular Steel Corporation, 1943

Ruth had defied her father and the Rabbi in order to join the class at the Gary plant. She paid strict attention to every detail. Jacob would’ve loved it. He’d had an aptitude for science and technology. She missed her brother every day. Her eyes misted behind the protective goggles she wore. She swallowed down the lump of pain lodged deep inside her heart. Sparks flew as Peggy applied the lit torch to melt the solder. “Keep the bead nice and smooth.” Supervisor Lee instructed. Steel glowed and fused under the power of the arc welder. “Very good Peggy. It’s your turn now Ruth.” Ruth’s hands were sweating inside the heavy gauntlets. She carefully picked up the tools. Fierce determination filled her being. She might not be able to fight, but she could still contribute to the war effort. Vendetta flooded her soul. The weapons she was learning to create would help destroy those butchering German pigs!

158 Words in response to Flash! Friday-Vol 2-12, Dragon’s Bidding: Vendetta, 150 words (10-word leeway) Emily

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  1. I love the description you use. Very well done.

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