Bewildered, Ruby stared at the cottage in the distance. Her memory stretched back to the summer she turned eighteen. Her toes to the ash pile, the remains of the cottage smoldered. Her life changed irrevocably that day.
But, there it stands. How can it be?
She had to know. Entering the cottage, her mother’s voice echoed from the shadows.
“I’ve been waiting for you. It’s time you made amends.”
Ruby jolted awake.
Her husband rolled to his side. “Are you okay?”
“I have something to confess,” Ruby cried.
Her husband hurriedly replied, “Please don’t, dear, we all have our secrets.”
This story is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The photo this week was taken by Dawn Miller.
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