The Secret Box

The Secret Box

“What’s the key for?”

“Mommy’s special key. I will show you one day.”

One day never came. Now fresh from mom’s funeral, I head for where she hid her box. The box contained an old-style telephone, crayons, picture of a man and a Menorah.

At the bottom of the box was a letter written in her neat script.

This box contains my childhood Menorah, my father’s picture, the crayons your sister, Barbara slipped on with a little help from your dad and the phone I conked your dad with, just before he “FELL” down the stairs behind her.



About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
This entry was posted in 100 Word Challenge, Fiction, Friday Fictioneers and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

23 Responses to The Secret Box

  1. I didn’t see that one coming. I’m not sure why you’d ever want you child to know any of this ever, but it makes a good story!



  2. Oy, Mom had a few secrets, didn’t she? nice job.


  3. Oh, my!! Nice surprise. No wonder it’s secret and what a tragic end. Well done, Tessa. – Amy


  4. annisik51 says:

    Very Carmina Burana!
    Thanks for visiting my story.



  5. Joe Owens says:

    There seems to be a lot of these with death involved on this week’s prompt. I did not expecte there was one involbved as it starte dother than the funeral you referenced.


  6. jannatwrites says:

    Wow, this is one dysfunctional family! 🙂


  7. rich says:

    this line: One day never came. perhaps one day should be in quotes to stress it. or maybe a “but” in front of it. just wondering. well done piece.


  8. Talk about dark family secrets. Great twist.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.