Sunday Writing Prompt, May 23/21 – Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace

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‘If you can’t say something nice about someone, say nothing,’ his mother was fond of saying.
He had no idea his comments would be overheard, least of all by the people he cared about most.
He could look for excuses, say he was goaded, misled, trapped into voicing an opinion, but at the end of the day, the consequences were the same. Not only had he lost his best friend, but also his brother.
Who would have thought the two were an item? In this day and age, same sex couples were the norm, and he hadn’t thought twice about Jack not having a girlfriend. They were besties, and had been since High School, but his brother? He couldn’t handle that and had lashed out at them both.
Jared now held his head in shame. What he’d give to take it back. It was jealousy, pure and simple. Jack was his friend, but that was all. It was Jared himself who wanted more.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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23 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt, May 23/21 – Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace

  1. What a twist!! Fantastic 🙂

  2. Sadje says:

    A poignant story Di

  3. For a moment there, I thought that he had lost them forever! Great twist, Di

  4. murisopsis says:

    The result of not being honest with yourself and others…. what a tragedy. What a great story ending. Now you just need to write the rest of the story that comes before this part!

  5. Carol anne says:

    Nicely done Di! ❤

  6. Tragic really. And beautifully done. ♥️

  7. Michael says:

    Lovely approach to the prompt Di.

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