The Fine Print :: A Drabble

It is still Friday somewhere, right? My apologies for getting this posted so late in the day.

As is the case whenever there is a “Wednesday’s What is It?”, my work of short-fiction exactly 100 words in length (aka a drabble) will reveal the mystery photo I posted on Wednesday. Before I get to the drabble, I want to congratulate Angel of Chronicles of a Rocket Surgeon, who correctly identified the mystery photo. Well done, Angel. I was delighted to have you play the game.

I hope you enjoy the drabble, and I hope you’ll come back again next week. I’m enjoying these weekly challenges, and I appreciate your participation. Thank you.


The Fine Print

She strained her eyes, trying to read the words, and tilting the paper towards the light didn’t help. The print was too small.

A feeling of guilt grew inside her. She plopped down onto the chair and sighed. There wasn’t a reason to distrust him, yet he seemed secretive. She felt he was too protective of this message.

She wanted to make sure everything was OK. Going through his things was for his own good. She told herself.

She went downstairs and pulled a magnifying glass out of a storage box. She smiled as she read, “Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.”


18 thoughts on “The Fine Print :: A Drabble

    1. You are smart. Perhaps you are too smart?! I think that is the problem.
      Glad you liked the drabble. It was slow to come, but once I got the idea – it flowed nicely.
      I hope you had a nice Mother’s Day.

    1. Good to ‘see’ you, Priya. I hope to return on a regular basis – reading and writing more – alas, life is keeping me busy and away from creating. Soon, perhaps.

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