The Day She Died

November 11, 2015 at 1:16 pm 29 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 13 November 2015

 Hardy Carroll
Photo Credit: Hardy Carroll

It was the necklace Andrea got from her mom on her 13th birthday. It brought back memories of a childhood she couldn’t go back to anymore.

On the back of the necklace, it said, “Take my love with you now and into the time I will never know.”

After her step dad molested her and her mom called her a liar, Andrea ran away, got involved in drugs, and fell into the wrong crowd.

Andrea found the necklace while rummaging through her stuff looking for something to sell. She thought it would be worth a few dollars in the streets.

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  • 1. Perry Block (@PerryBlock)  |  November 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Quite a sad story! Quite a turnabout in Mom too after she had the necklace inscribed.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  November 11, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      perry:

      it ended up a little dark i guess.

      Reply
  • 3. ansumani  |  November 11, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Sad story . Its really sad to see some relationship die .

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    • 4. plaridel  |  November 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      ansumani:

      relationships can indeed go sour. it’s not a perfect world.

      Reply
  • 5. aliciajamtaas  |  November 11, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Oh! Ouch! What a poignant, sad story. So very well done.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  November 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      alicia:

      this kind of story is beyond my comfort zone. just trying to push the limit.

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      • 7. aliciajamtaas  |  November 17, 2015 at 11:34 am

        I think pushing the limit makes us grow as writers. I’m sure you do, too.

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        • 8. plaridel  |  November 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm

          alicia:

          i do try. but the problem is finding time. 🙂

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          • 9. aliciajamtaas  |  November 18, 2015 at 7:55 pm

            I’m with you on that! You do a great job.

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            • 10. plaridel  |  November 19, 2015 at 11:04 am

              alicia:

              thank you. 🙂

              Reply
  • 11. Sandra  |  November 12, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Different take, both on the prompt and from your usual. Nicely done.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  November 12, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      sandra:

      i don’t know but when i look at the picture and see the cemetery and the little girl, all i can imagine is death. in this case, a metaphor for death though not in the physical sense.

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  • 13. patriciaruthsusan  |  November 12, 2015 at 12:34 am

    How very sad, Plaridel. It seems the mother lived in her own little world, and couldn’t find room for her daughter there. Her husband probably knew that and so he was safe. Let’s hope he wasn’t safe from his guilty conscience, the law, or both. I hope the poor girl gets help. Well written. — Suzanne J.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  November 12, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      suzanne:

      both mother and daughter are lost. hopefully, they find each other again before it’s too late.

      Reply
  • 15. draliman  |  November 12, 2015 at 12:42 am

    I was just thinking “how sweet” when it all turned dark! Nicely done.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  November 12, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      draliman:

      such is life. 😦

      Reply
  • 17. FabricatingFiction  |  November 12, 2015 at 1:09 am

    How sad when relationships can’t be salvaged.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  November 12, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      louise:

      it does happen that relationships die. we just have to learn to move on.

      Reply
  • 19. rochellewisoff  |  November 12, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Sad turn of events. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 20. plaridel  |  November 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      rochelle:

      there should be a moral to the story, but i don’t know what it is. 😦

      Reply
  • 21. rgayer55  |  November 13, 2015 at 3:52 am

    This is too real to be fiction. I’m sure something like this happens almost every day. Well written.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  November 14, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      russell:

      unfortunately, it does. 😦

      Reply
  • 23. Lorna's Voice  |  November 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    So sad but probably truer than I’d like to think.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  November 14, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      lorna:

      it does happen in real life. 😦

      Reply
  • 26. gahlearner  |  November 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Very sad, and that necklace is a lie, so there’s no loss. If only she could used the money to get herself out of that situation.

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    • 27. plaridel  |  November 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      gahlearner:

      unfortunately, the necklace won’t be worth that much. 😦

      Reply
  • 28. Margaret  |  November 13, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    This captures so believably how lives can turn down unexpected and tragic roads. I’m sure the mother’s love was genuine at the time of the gift, but how sad that it all went so wrong.

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    • 29. plaridel  |  November 14, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      margaret:

      such a twist of fate indeed.

      Reply

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