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This is a continuation of “The Visitation”; a short story based on actual events that happened in the summer of 1971. Last week, I received many excellent suggestions and may do a re-write in future. Thank you Marcia, Teresa and Jess for your advice.
Previous instalment HERE.
As they entered the visitation room, she could feel all eyes boring into her. Some people were whispering and she guessed what they were saying. “That’s the slut he was involved with.” Older generation Italians didn’t take kindly to outsiders and she wasn’t even Catholic – the ultimate sin! Her friend gripped her arm and muttered: “Ignore them!” Shaking now. They slowly made their way to the casket. He was wearing his best dark blue suit, with a white shirt and striped tie. She’d never seen him in a tie before. *
[*This was the era of colourful printed shirts and open collars.]
Have you ever had a memory that haunted you for life? Stay tuned to find out what happens next!
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