Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday Words: An Aggrieved Heart

Source: wikipedia, may God bless 'em
It wasn’t until his fifth venture up to Granddad’s attic that Jackson discovered a burlap covering a satchel, knowing instantaneously what it contained.  The randy old man had told him about a battered bag that held purloined jewelry from his younger days.

“Jest you be sure, lad, that yer Granny never sees what else is inside…”  So Jackson pawed through jeweled rings, necklaces and minute lockets, until he found a crumpled letter.  “You scoundrel! You absconded with everything I held dear…” and some other words he dare not read.  “Damn your unfaithful heart!   Sincerely, your aggrieved and betrayed, Mary Dent…”


Hmmm, Jackson pondered as he closed up the satchelMary Dent? Aunt Mary Dent? Granny’s sister? Hmmmm...


12 comments:

  1. Not always good to know or at least get caught lol

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    1. It made wonder if there were other letters floating around in the attic.

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  2. You have got my mind racing here. Granny won't be worried about the purloined trinkets, but the letter is a different thing entirely. Despite his faithlessness, Grandpa cares about Granny's feelings... She almost certainly has suspicions though...
    What a fascinating take on this weeks words. Thank you so much.

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    1. Where there is one letter, you can bet there will be more. I hope Granddad get buried before they come to light.

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  3. Now there's a mystery waiting to be explained.

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    1. Did you wonder how many "hidden letter" sites could be found? Where there is one...

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  4. I am no stranger to mysteries wrapped in enigmas but this one wrapped in burlap is just as enticing. Excellent use of Wednesday's Words, Susan. Brava!

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    1. I love your site, Trainride of the Enigmas. Thank you, Geo.

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  5. Oooh! Grand dad was a bad boy in his youth it seems. This is very good Susan. I wonder if Jackson will spill the beans? Or at least start asking Aunt Mary about her past.

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    1. I hope he does start questioning. By this stage of life, Aunt Mary probably could care less about people knowing the truth!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!