Aunt Margery’s Visitor

Margery stood at the top of the stairs, still reeling from Antonia’s visit.  She shuddered as she remembered her adopted niece’s eyes as she cried, “You’re ruining my chances with Laird.”

“Laird’s your brother—“

Adoptive brother.”

“He doesn’t love you, Antonia—“

“Because you’ve been telling him horrible things about me.”


“You’ll be sorry.”

Margery’s hand trembled now as she reached out to grab the handrail.  Then, she froze, thinking she heard a sound behind her, but before she could turn around, she was tumbling down the steps, landing at the bottom.  A figure stood over her.

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

20 thoughts on “Aunt Margery’s Visitor

    • Yes, Aunt Margery didn’t have to say anything but concern for the safety of her nephew’s wife prompted her to speak to Laird about Antonia and that’s why she was accused of ruining her chances. Margery always knew that there was something dreadfully wrong with Antonia.


    • Her adoptive brother despises her and besides, he’s happily married to his pregnant wife whom he adores. He has never had nor will ever have any romantic feelings for Antonia and that was what Aunt Margery was trying to make her understand.

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    • Dear Rochelle,

      Yes. This is the latest installment of an ongoing series. Antonia is obsessed with her adoptive brother, Laird who despises her for what she did to his older and deceased brother, Karson. No one, especially not Aunt Margery can persuade Antonia to give up her unhealthy pursuit of a future with Laird which she will never have.
      She refuses to accept that he has never and will never reciprocate her feelings.



    • Antonia was raised in a loving home. Her adoptive parents adored her, especially her mother and she got along well with her adoptive brothers until Karson fell in love with her but she fell in love with his younger brother, Laird. Both Karson and his mother are dead, so it’s Antonia’s adoptive father who is in for a long haul. She’s still living at home with him. Hopefully, Aunt Margery survives.

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