Charli Mills prompt is
July 6, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about a beacon. It can be from a lighthouse or other source. Use the word literally or figuratively and go where the prompt leads you.
Just over a year ago, in my flash saga that tells of the North family, Mary North and her half-brother Rupert traced Mary’s lost twin sister, Katherine, to a village in Galway. She had died some while before as had her adoptive parents and sibling, but before they came home, they learnt Katherine had been looked after by the Sister’s of Mercy for a while as she gave birth to a baby daughter, but their records seemed to have been lost and the trail went cold. If you want to find out more about this story and its history you can follow here
Hope Is A Four Letter Word
‘Mrs. North? Greg O’Connell. I tracked down your sister to the Sisters of Mercy.’
Mary felt a familiar cloud cast a chill shadow. ‘I remember.’
‘They’ve found the records. At last, eh?’
Mary couldn’t speak.
‘Bit of light at… sorry, I’m rambling. A beacon of hope, maybe. Katherine Potts. Your sister, right?’
‘She had a daughter, who was adopted. The family was from Dublin. Mrs. North? You there.’
‘Is she… alive?’
‘That’s why I rang. Do you want me to keep looking?’
Mary shut her eyes. Could she stand more disappointment? Was this beacon really bringing good news?