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Buried Past – #Drabble

March 21, 2016

for Friday Ficticioneers


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Buried Past

Clara stared out the window. She hadn’t been home for ten years. She watched the raging river. Thought about her own life. She’d been in such a hurry to be anywhere but here. She lifted the brass sailboat. Wrapped it in paper. Placed it in the box. So many memories to pack away.

“Are you ready? The funeral starts in thirty minutes.”

Clara looked up from her task. Her partner stood in the doorway. Clara nodded. Today she would bury her mother. Her mother’s bigotry. Her stubbornness. Her hatred. She wrapped her arm around Ava. Walked away from the past.

©2016 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.

(100 words)

  1. I like that you make the reason for her mother’s hatred and bigotry clear with just the word “Ava”. It’s a shame that families can break apart because of things like this but I think she made the right choice walking away all those years ago.

    • Thank you, dear 🙂 I wanted to keep it subtle 🙂 glad it worked. And I agree completely.. it’s a real shame

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