Posted by: DIYwriting | January 19, 2022

Miss Smith

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

The library was the only place I ever felt safe. The only place I could check out as many books as I could carry. My parents never kept eyes on me after school so the public library became my stomping ground. Miss Smith came to be one of my most respected mentors and the one I saved all my secrets for. Everything changed the day she disappeared. Twenty years later, I have not stopped looking and can’t stop believing something abhorrent happened to my beloved librarian. All this time and I can’t shake the suspicions I have about my father. 

More Friday Fictioneers stories can be found here!


Responses

  1. Expertly nuanced story with a potent cliffhanger.

    Like

  2. Oh! That did not end as I had hoped… excellent!

    Like

  3. That took a very sinister twist!

    Like

  4. Safe places. Well done.

    Like

  5. You’ve left me wondering why she suspects her father of being behind Miss Smith’s disappearance…

    Like

  6. Hopefully, it’s just their imagination going to places it shouldn’t. Who knows?

    Like

  7. So there was a connection and it seems rather chilling.

    Like

  8. the end leaves us wondering what might have happened

    Like

  9. How awful to have a father he can suspect of dreadful deeds!

    Like

  10. Oh! That final sentence really put the cap on a story that was already sad–now it’s dark, as well. Good writing.

    Like

  11. Goodness that was a twist and a half!

    Like

  12. That would have soured family relationships. Quite a twist.

    Like


Leave a Reply to i b arora Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: