Secrets are hard to keep

May 9, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about two who can keep a secret. Is the secret between them or is one keeping a secret from the other. Who are they? What remains unknown? What is revealed? Go where the prompt leads!


With a loud noise the crystal vase shattered. Both the sisters playing in the room turned pale, mom would be so very angry. This was her prized possession.

Sandy hurried and got the brush and the dustpan. In minutes, all evidence had been gotten rid of. Now how to tell Mother?

It was a stroke of good luck that they had guests that day. And somehow Mom never noticed the missing vase.

On her deathbed, Mom smiled weakly at both her daughters, “you thought I never noticed that the vase was broken, missing? I kept your secret till today


Word count; 99

In response to; 99 Word Story- Secret, hosted by Charli Mills



97 thoughts on “Secrets are hard to keep

  1. This story evokes deep emotions with its poignant portrayal of the bond between the two sisters and their mother’s unwavering love. The moment the crystal vase shatters, the sisters’ quick thinking and proactive response to clean up and hide the evidence reflect their resourcefulness and genuine concern for their mother’s happiness. The unexpected revelation at the end adds a layer of complexity and tenderness to the narrative. It underscores the profound strength of a mother’s love and her ability to protect her children’s secrets, even until her final moments. This heartwarming tale serves as a testament to the profound connection and unwavering trust within a family. Thank you, Sadje, for sharing this touching story. 👍👏👌😊🙏

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  2. Good write, Sadje. This reminded me of a secret between me and my sister. We were never allowed to apply nail polish in the living room. Well, we did one day while my parents were out and spilled a small amount of pink polish on my mother’s white wall-to-wall carpet! We tried everything to get it out but couldn’t. Nail polis remover only made it worse. We ended up cutting the pile of the rug in that one spot which resulted in an indentation in the carpet! We thought we were home free but of course my mother’s eagle eye spotted it. I don’t remember the punishment but we were definitely punished for that!

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    1. Well I suppose ruining a white carpet would have been a big no-no. I broke too many things when I was younger. I don’t think I was punished for it except a mild scolding.

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