Included in e-book and hard copy anthology, Drowning Allison and Other Stories.
"Yellow" is a story of the author's loss of her husband in Viet Nam and her ensuing struggles.
He left me standing there at the Los Angeles Airport in the yellow outfit with the big wide-brimmed hat framing my youthful face.
It was my going-away ensemble which still glowed from another departure for our short honeymoon just forty-three days before...
We said good-bye that June day in the LA Airport, fully aware of the possibility. We could not speak of it although he had sat me down, as instructed by his commanding officer, and gone over the booklet about what to do if the possibility occurred. Later I tucked the stapled, mimeographed pages away under wedding gifts on the bottom of my hope chest.