Friday Fictioneers is a weekly group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing.
The moment of truth
Grandmother’s house was still and quiet – holding its breath. “It’ll be yours when I’m gone,” she had said, and held me tight as sadness clouded my eyes.
“She died intestate,” my father told me. “This place is all mine.” I hadn’t been back.
Fate was unkind to him. I was here, four years later, after his unexpected demise.
The sewing machine stood untouched in her workroom. I ran my hand over it and lifted the cloth. I read the words, “Last Will …” and snatched up the envelope.
A whisper of air moved through the house. A sigh of relief.