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The Old Grandmother’s Secret

A short story

Original drawing by Tanya Panova for “Marshallville Stories”

(This is one of a collection of short stories set in small-town Virginia in the 1940s, “Marshallville Stories,” recently published and available on Amazon or through FranJohns.net.)

The old grandmother always knew.

When the little redhead down the street got herself pregnant back in ’37, not even out of high school and her daddy’s pride and…

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FranMorelandJohns

FranMorelandJohns

Lifelong newspaper & magazine writer, author, blogger at franjohns.net, agitator for justice, kindness & interfaith understanding.