Killed (Daily Prompt)

“If one of your late ancestors were to come back from the dead and join you for dinner, what things about your family would this person find the most shocking?” – Daily Prompt

“What’s wrong, dear?” My great-grandmother asked.

I gulped the water. She knew me well. The sound of a violin hovered over the restaurant, but it wouldn’t calm my nerves. So, I sighed, but cursed myself for blurting a secret out. “Aunt Cess’s husband and his twin killed their own father…” I closed my mouth, but my grandmother gasped.

“Where did you get this?”

Tears gushed out from my eyes. “I saw it, Grandma, I…” A sob escaped.

My great-grandmother’s knife and fork clattered on the plate as she loosed her grip. A haunting question finally found its hidden answer.


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