Daily Story Challenge-Month 7-A Parent's Promise


8. Day 7

Family 1: Part 3:


Mara's intake of breath was deep, as she glanced toward the stage floor. The combination of smooth laminate and soft carpet provided a distraction while she explained the events of those past three years.

"We were all one lovely family, until my late husband got cancer. We cried - anyone would," she choked out a sob. The audience looked intently at her, a shared sorrow clear between them. "But when he died, his brother came for the funeral and, well, we couldn't seem to get rid of him. I wouldn't mind if they were one and the same, but they were like chalk and cheese. And that's when I started hearing bad things..."

"Like what?" Emma raised an eyebrow.

"Like, him beating her, and things."

The audience froze.

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