Monday Mixer, week 4

Winner, Honorable Mention!

“I swore I’d never come back here, you know.”

“He loved us. You. Once. He wasn’t always like this.”

“Yes he was. You just didn’t want to see it. My earliest memories are chasing after him through the gorse in the fields by the river. I wasn’t tall enough to see over the plants, but he never turned back. He’d lost any claim on my love long before flying rodents inhabited his belfry.”

“Why are you here, then? Gloating?”

“Whatever my personal sins are, they’re not that egregious. The truth is, I’m not. He wasn’t the only crazy one in the family. You always understood him for a reason.”

“Why am I imagining I’m talking to you?”


“Oh, so now you’re terse.”

“Not much time now. They’ll be here soon and find the two of you.”

“Three of us.”

“Yes. Dad’s only the latest addition to your marshland abbatoir.”

Overachiever entry – six words.


2 Responses to “Monday Mixer, week 4”

  1. Only six words? C’mon! There’s always room for cheesesteak. LOL!

    Seriously: A good story. I especially like the perspective provided by “Why am I imagining I’m talking to you?” It makes the reader reconsider what was said.

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