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Continuing this week with “The Visitation”; a short story based on actual events from the summer of 1971. Thanks to the excellent advice given so far, there will be a re-write in future.
Previous instalment HERE.
On closer inspection, she realized the hair was a wig. Yes, it was black, but a different style. She barely recognized his face and noticed the heavy makeup. Feeling sick and trying not to faint, she leaned in a little closer, then recoiled in horror! Part of his nose was missing, the side facing the mourners propped up by toothpicks. She stifled a scream and embraced her friend. “Get me out of here!”
That spectre haunted her for years.
There’s only three sentences left, so I’ll just wrap it up here and go on to something else next time:
“She refused to attend any more visitations, until decades later when a close friend passed away. His was a peaceful death and there was nothing to fear, yet that feeling of horror returned. Visions of that broken face from long ago swam before her eyes and the tears wouldn’t stop.”
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