From Charli’s Carrot Ranch comes this prompt

November 11, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about a place of comfort that is a refuge. Have fun with it, like a pillow fight between best friends at a slumber party or newlyweds in search of the perfect mattress. Or you can go dark and write about unusual comforts, like a bad habit or a padded cell. Play with the idea of comfort and refuge.

Here’s my take with Mary having received the results of the DNA test which will show if the women they’ve met is really her long lost twin. It’s a bit of a stretch…

Feeling safe

Mary imagined the eyes boring through the lounge door. It opened and Rupert stepped out.

‘You ok?’

‘Yes. How are they?’

‘Not sure. Stunned. What do you want to do?’

‘I should go on, shouldn’t I? I didn’t realise how this would affect me. One minute I have a sister, the next she’s a stranger. And they think I’m a fraud, getting their hopes up.’

‘They don’t…’

‘They do. I’m to be her carer, once they’d gone. A prayer answered they said.’

‘You should go home. You need some peace.’

‘I won’t forget Katherine. I need to tell them.’

and here’s the link to the rest of the story.


About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at and welcome all comments. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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4 Responses to Sanctuary

  1. Great flash, although…I’m waiting for the other shoe. Don’t know why. 😉 Have to go read your NaNos!

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  2. Pingback: Finding Comfort « Carrot Ranch Communications

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