Letter.

Tompkinson was required by the cult he’d joined to embark upon an extensive program of apology, making a list, blaming himself for the slightest indiscretion, prostrating himself before people who often couldn’t remember who he was. With his mother it was different: he considered himself lucky to have escaped her clutches, and now here she was, in her nightgown, brandishing a shoe box she’d kept under her bed for 26 years, opening it to reveal a sealed envelope.

Open this and all your questions will be answered she told him, grinning, almost drooling, handing him the knife. Careful, it’s sharp.

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One thought on “Letter.

  1. That letter opener may prove too much of a temptation…

    (Thanks for joining in the Challenge. Hope to see you back soon. If you include a link back to the prompt post, your readers can find the other wordster stories.)

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