Saturday, 25 March 2017

The Inheritance
‘That’s the house where your father was born,’ said the old man in a melancholy tone.
‘But I have never been there?’
‘Yes. Actually…..’ the old man was unable to continue.
‘It was your house?’
‘Yes….no, it was my father’s house.’
‘That would be Papa’s grandfather?’
‘Why don’t we live there? I could have a room for myself.’
‘After my mother passed away, my father decided to marry again. The lady he married was a decent person but her elder brother……..’ the old man looked at the innocent boy and felt a bit ashamed.
‘It’s rather complicated…..’
a post for Friday Fictioneers on a picture prompt.
Word count 98



  1. I certainly is complicated! I hear skeletons rattling in cupboards.

  2. It does sound complicated. But also like something he might not want to talk about.

  3. Dear Arora,

    Families can be complicated. This one sounds like it has a lot of secrets.



  4. It is rather complicated... So many secrets and who is who?

  5. What's not told is what gives me the creeps. I don't blame him for not wanting to live in that house. Good story.

  6. I am trying to imagine. Good one.