Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Truth

   
      The pains were coming faster now.  She lay on her bed panting, tears pouring down her cheeks. Why hadn’t she confided in anyone before now?    She had been careful to wear baggy clothes to hide her secret.  She had explained away the morning sickness to the flu.  If anyone had suspected, no one had said a word. 

       After the physician at the clinic had confirmed her worst fears, she had never gone back.   She screamed in terror.   Her father raced in, shocked to discover his 14 year old daughter giving birth.  She realized she could no longer hide the truth.


100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe


This 100 word story was written for the Write Tribe 100 Words on Saturday writing prompt "She realized she could no longer hide the truth."


48 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD!! That's a terribly big secret she hid for long and what a shock it must be for the dad!!
    A great story for the prompt, Kathy! :) ♥

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    1. Shilpa, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  2. Boy you see this stuff on the news all the time....usually coming on the heels of tragic results because of a scared teen who sees no other way out.

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    1. JoJo, that is where I got the idea. :D I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments!♥

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  3. The last two sentences are so heartbreaking - you condensed the story so well. Lyssa M x

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    1. Lyssa, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  4. What a terrible predicament for this poor young thing!

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    1. Martha, it certainly would be! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  5. My God!! That's tragic!! But a great story!

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    1. nibhz, I am so pleased that you enjoyed my story. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. OMG!! Kathy that was so unexpected!

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    1. Aditi, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  7. omg! that's what nightmares are made of! Poor kid!

    and you have expressed it all in just 100 words.. Fab job Kathy!

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    1. pixie, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  8. A terrible secret to keep from her family. Superb post.

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    1. sulekkha, it sure would be. I don't think I could keep something like that a secret. Thank you for stopping by to read my story and for your kind comments! ♥

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  9. I guess not. That would be hard to do. Well written story.

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  10. That would be hard all around

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    1. Pat, it sure would! How scary that would be. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments on my story! ♥

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  11. Yikes. Scary moment for both!

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    1. Trisha, it sure would be! Thank you for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  12. She should have confided the pregnancy to an elderly person. But what a shock for her Dad.

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    1. Kalpana, I agree. It would be an awful shock. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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  13. wonder how she hid such a big secret for so long!!

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    1. Swathi, it has been done! I think denial of the truth helps a lot. Maybe her family seen her gaining weight and saw the signs but simply didn't want to believe it. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  14. It's sad to see minors going through such agony which they themself rarely understand...
    Kathy it was truly touching.....

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    1. shellymona, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. ohh dear !!! curse upon the person who did this to her!!

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    1. Rajlakshmi, I think she helped to get herself into this one. LOL Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  16. I'm thinking of how strong she had been, hiding such a BIG secret for a long time ! And how shocking this must've been for the dad !
    Hugsss, Kathy. Loved this one !

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    1. Sreeja, I am so pleased you liked it!! Thank you for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  17. So scary and such a terrible secret for a young girl! Nice take on the prompt Kathy!

    Women (Un)Judged

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  18. Ohhh - hearttbreaking - can only imagine how lonely she must have felt... Lovely and heartwarm post though Kathy:-)

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  19. 14?!? Yikes!!! Lol
    As a Dad, that would definitely be a shocker!

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    1. Joe, that dad will probably never be the same again!! LOL Can you imagine missing something like that going on right under your nose for 9 months? Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  20. Oh God! Kathy this is scary but I have been reading about this social problem in west a lot! How minors are getting pregnant at an early age. This problem needs to be addressed immediately! A very genuine take on the prompt!

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    1. Shesha, I agree! It is scary. My daughter is 13 and in the 7th grade and knows of a girl in her same grade who is pregnant now. Simply wild. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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    1. Glen, a secret that she simply couldn't keep forever! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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  22. That is one secret you can't hide forever! (Shows the immaturity by her trying to hide it...)

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    1. jannatwrites, very true. Eventually everyone is going to know! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  23. What a sad story, Kathy. But quite close to the truth in some situations!

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    1. Corinne, unfortunately yes. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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  24. Yikes. This happened to a friend of mine. Probably a true story for many.

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    1. Talya, sadly it probably is. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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