Mildred’s Secret

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As Jim and his son, Joe walked her home, Mildred’s steps slowed.  She wanted to tell them that she didn’t want to go home and why but, would they believe her?  Maybe if she showed them the bruises…No, that would only make Bob mad.

She glanced up at Joe, such a sweet young man.  Jim was lucky to have him for a son.  If only her Bob were like Joe…

After they left, she closed the door.  When she turned, Bob was standing there.  “I’ve been starving while you were out having a good time?”  He struck her.

 

99 Words

This is fiction but elder abuse is very real.   Sadly, the abusers can be sons or daughters who are supposed to be caring for their parents.

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields For more details, visit Here.

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

21 comments

    • Yes, it is a sad reality. It’s unthinkable how people can be so cruel to others, especially family members. Yes, many abused victims are afraid to speak out because they fear what may happen if the abuser finds out. So, they suffer in silence.

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