Lorraine

A Short Story

Ken Preston

13 December 2023

An old portrait photo of a beautiful young woman

Welcome back to Writing in the Shadows at its new home.

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Lorraine

An old portrait photo of a beautiful young woman

His name was scrawled on the envelope. He ripped it open, his fingers trembling with anticipation, and pulled out an old, creased photograph.

Was this somebody’s idea of a joke?

Well he wasn’t laughing.

He turned it over.

There was a name written on the back.

He was laughing now.

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