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Sometimes, Family Secrets Should Remain a Secret

She lifted the stack of letters from the ancient chest and carried them to a nearby window for light. She glanced surreptitiously toward the door.

It took her three hours to read through the letters, each one more shocking than the one before. When she had finished the last one, she abruptly stood up and began pacing the length of the attic – the previously cherished documents scattered around her feet like yesterday’s garbage.

She felt sick. This had to be a nightmare. She released a long, torturous groan and began to cry. It explained so many things; it answered so many questions.

Just how many “wives” did her husband have?





Write up to 100 words, fact or fiction….

This is a themed writing meme hosted by Jenny Matlock. The goal is to write something that does not exceed 100 words (not including said prompt). The prompt is in italics above.

17 thoughts on “Sometimes, Family Secrets Should Remain a Secret”

  1. What a fabulous and imaginative take on this prompt! I am spellbound and really want to read more. You painted a very clear picture with these words.


  2. okay, i totally cannot give that show any viewing time … just on principal …
    but your take on the prompt, had me wanting to read more … i enjoyed this!

  3. I watched Sister Wives a couple of times but just couldn’t get into it. Sounds like this guy is more of a bigamist than a polygamist LOL.

  4. This is the first one that had someone finishing the letters in the chest – I love that. Very intriguing ending I really want to hear more!

  5. I’ve never seen the show, but at least they all know about each other. I think a lot of people went with the idea of love letters. But you certainly added a twist to yours! Well done, and really well written. Love the line “previously cherished documents scattered around her feet like yesterday’s garbage”. I really enjoyed this one.

  6. This story was, of course, prompted by the show “Sister Wives.” Have ya’ll seen that show?

    I watched one episode. ONE. And that’s all I’ll be watching. *grimace*

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