Are Bells Ringing?

This post was prompted by the ‘100 word challenge’ here. Please read that first,
 so that you understand the idea.

“You know, Jen, if Mother asks once more whether she can hear bells, I think I shall get tinnitus! I know she can’t help it, ’cause of the blast. But honestly…”

***

Jenny ran home to tell her sister the news. She had hardly got the words out before they heard their mother shout from upstairs.

“Harriet! Haaaarriet! Is it me or are bells ringing?”
Hetty ran to her  mother’s room, breathless, tears welling in her eyes.
“Yes, Mother…  This time you’ve got it right. Your ears and brain do not deceive you. I think every church bell in the country’s ringing right now. The war’s over!”

This account is fictional, but there must have been hundreds
of real-life occurrences like this on the 8th of May, 1945!

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4 Responses to Are Bells Ringing?

  1. susankmann says:

    Wow this sent a shiver down my spine. This is a lovely piece and what a wonderful sound this must have been.

  2. Great piece, very atmospheric. Well written

  3. I found myself smiling at the end. 🙂

  4. Mrs TeePot says:

    Wonderful writing. It must have been such a relief for everyone when they heard those bells

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