Dinner & Scandal

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast

“Welcome back, Freddy.”

“Thanks, Tucker.”

“The table looks wonderful, Sally.”

“Thank you, Maribelle.”

“How was England, Freddy?”


“Happy to have your son home again, Sally?”

“I’m over the moon, Tucker.”

“What lovely flowers, Sally.”

“Thank you, Annamae.  Hester picked them.”


“The Johnsons’ former house slave.”

“Speaking of the Johnsons–what a scandal!”

“We all thought Annabelle murdered her husband and the nigra but it turned out to be her sister, Emmeline.”

“Maribelle, Annamae, no more talk of the Johnsons,” Sally insisted.

Apologizing profusely, the women took their seats.

Frederick scarcely said a word during dinner.  Hester occupied his thoughts.

100 Words

This is the latest sequel to Chaos at Frogmoss Plantation.

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.

8 thoughts on “Dinner & Scandal

    • I would be stunned speechless too, but Frederick already knew about the double homicide. It was the reason why he returned to Charleston–to be there for the daughter of the murdered man. I think he’s quiet because he’s thinking about Hester.

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