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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 3, September 2016

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Adelaide B. Shaw
Millbrook, New York, USA


Family Secrets

Many families have a secret spoken in hushed voices away from the children. We had an uncle, a widower who lost his first wife to drink. Later on in life, he takes into his home a young woman, a friend of his daughter's who has no place to go. An attraction develops. A child is born. What became of the woman and the child no one knows. The whispers continue even after his death.

leaves scatter
across the yard and the road
the winds of change

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