Time Capsule — 100 Word Wednesday

Title: Time Capsule
Source:  100 Word Wednesday: Week 96
Word count: 100 words


Photo by Paul Gaudriault

Life changed after Grandmama died. Papa, a quiet man, retreated further while I mourned. He signed Grandmama’s death certificate and handed me the apartment keys. I wouldn’t live there long.

I was twenty, and I knew Grandmama’s lessons on survival. The apartment, the jewels, the Boldini painting, they bore testament to a woman’s ability to live well.

Soldiers were marching into the city when I fled. I wouldn’t speak of those years again, although I thought of them daily. I kept the apartment and the secrets it held while the memories lived in my heart and the child I carried.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer


11 thoughts on “Time Capsule — 100 Word Wednesday

  1. I loved your story and assumed it was a young woman fleeing Nazi occupying forces in Paris during WWII, but thank you kindly for adding the link to the story on Marthe de Florian! What a treat to read as I sit typing on my computer in the 9th arrondissement ❤ Thank you so much for sharing this lovely story and real-life connection! See you next week ❤

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