Sunday, November 20, 2022

Losing Sarah

 Harry lowered the letter. ‘She’s never visiting us again.’

‘How can she do this to us? What’s everyone going to think?’

‘Our daughter is cutting us off, Lorna.’

‘Exactly! And I’d arranged for her to meet Brandon and …’

‘You’re missing the point.’

‘The point?’

‘Our daughter never wants to see us again.’

‘Nonsense. She’s just …’

‘It’s not nonsense, Lorna. Her letter is clear. I can never meet your expectations and I’m always going to disappoint you no matter what I do.’

‘That’s not …’

‘Isn’t it? Right now, you’re less worried about losing Sarah than what others think.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

This is a really clear picture of such a sad family, Rob. Well done on that score. I know people like that, too - people who are more concerned with what everyone will say and think than they are with their families' wellbeing.