Lillian stared at the incongruous door.
Why had it been added to the old stone entrance? Why the rusty chain in front of it?
She ran back to her father.
‘If there is a door, why does there need to be a chain?’ she asked.
Her father looked down at her.
‘So that no one gets too close to the door.’
‘Why can’t you get too close to the door?’
‘Because then you may be tempted to open the door.’
‘But what’s behind the door?’
Her father sighed. ‘Something best forgotten.’
‘You mean like my mother?’ Lillian looked up.
‘Exactly, like your mother,’ he replied.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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