The general instructions do not specify any special genre beyond a dialogue-only story. The contest listing on the classic format identifies science fiction and fantasy. Is it necessary to lean towards either of those while writing this story?
Bill and Cathy profess their love to each other under a willow tree in Tennessee before he leaves her. The year is 1964. Enlisted in the United States Air Force, he will be stationed in Texas, then Florida, before leading a Commando unit in Vietnam. The future for them remains uncertain.