by M. J. Joachim
The old woman eagerly anticipated the arrival of her daughter. Years had passed since they’d last seen each other. Recent phone conversations gave new life to their estranged relationship.
Marietta picked up her bags and headed to meet her mother waiting at the curbside loading zone. A sense of peace filled her heart. Years of pain in this relationship had finally come to pass, and a new era was in its beginning stages.
As she hugged her mom, Marietta dismissed the familiar coldness in her mother’s eyes, before falling to the ground. The pool of blood lay hidden beneath her, as she watched her mother slowly drive away.
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