50 Words Thursday – Family drama

Deb Whitman is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

I’m looking forward to what these prompts inspire, so here’s the picture:

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And the words:

“She had little doubt that she was about to suffer the same fate as Elizabeth.” – Midnight Pleasures With A Scoundrel – Lorraine Heath

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As Meg looked out the window at the calmly flowing river and the rural landscape, her thoughts were in turmoil. She had little doubt that she was about to suffer the same fate as Elizabeth. How to avoid it? Her mind went back to the family drama in the morning. With her grandmother passing, the power struggle for the control of the company was the highlight of today’s gathering. All those who wanted to own more shares of the family-owned company were acting in a soulless manner. The legal team was trying to sort things amicably but were making little progress. There was no joy in inheriting such a mess, she thought, reaching her decision.

She opened the door to the study where another heated argument was in progress. “I have decided to decline the inheritance. I don’t want to end like grandma Elizabeth, I owe her that!”

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15 thoughts on “50 Words Thursday – Family drama

  1. I actually had a relative pass a many years ago and the remaining siblings were fighting the will. My name was mentioned but without anything… also spelled incorrectly. So I basically wrote the lawyer saying a) my name is spelled wrong b) let the will stand as the relative wanted it and c) I didn’t need to know how it was settled.

    I like a bummer sticker that I’ve seen on a new car “I’m spending my children’s inheritance!” Or something like that.
    and their is another cute one I like about hereditary “Chances are if your parents didn’t have any children… you won’t either…”

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