Welcome to the two hundred and fifty-ninth in this series that is ‘5pm Fiction’.
Late April 2011 I discovered StoryADay.org and the project that is to write 31 stories in 31 days. Anyone who knows me or follows this blog, knows how passionate I am about short stories so my clichéd eyes lit up at this new marvel. And just a few days later there I was, breathing life into new characters. This went on to become (with some editing of course) my 31-story collection eBook Story A Day May 2011. I have since published (as eBooks) the 2012 and 2013 collections, detailed on http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/books-mine/short-stories/story-a-day-may.
I was nearing completion of the 2012 project when I decided that I didn’t want to stop at the end of May so 5PM Fiction was born. I put a load of prompts on the 5PM Fiction page and today’s was to write a story in second person-viewpoint from the keyword of ‘life’. Here is my 134-worder.
Staring at the picture you wonder how Jeff had never spotted the resemblance. He’d joked about Simon being the milkman’s but you knew he was never serious. Simon always laughed alongside him but gave you a quizzical look which you shrugged off, joining in the laughter just a split second too late.
It was never the right time to say anything – come clean to one or other of them. To both. But now is the right time, Jeff’s funeral a distant enough memory.
You wonder how much to tell him. Simon. Your only child. A teenager, born when you were a teenager. Old enough to know the truth, but you still worry about him handling it.
So you sit him down, start at the beginning; the moment when your uncle opened your bedroom door.
Photograph above courtesy of morguefile.com.
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