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SHORT STORY

Gold

A true short story

Photo by Aleksander Pedosk on Unsplash

By the time they knew they had to get out, it was too late.

Some had already fled. Some were resisting. Most were terrified.

Word spread that an old man in the goldsmith’s quarters was working through the night. And so it was that late one evening, in a backstreet basement under a dark November moon, the family’s gold was…

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Caroline Mellor

Caroline Mellor

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Mother, writer and tea drinker living in the Sussex Weald. Poetry, prose and personal essays. www.carolinemellorwriter.com