The Pea Green Coat
She had saved all autumn for the pea-green coat that matched her eyes and kept her snug and warm on the way to work.
When the siren went off, the evacuation was fast. By the time they reached the underground station shelter, the office and her pea-green coat were gone. For two nights she huddled under a dark green blanket that smelled of dust and turnips, and dreamed of that world of the pea-green coat.
Walking across to a pile of clothing, she put on a dirty green and beige camouflage jacket and picked up an AK-47.