The Academy – Friday Fictioneers – 09/14/18

Copyright – J. Hardy Carroll


“Why would anyone submit to that?” Zoey whispered to her mom, careful to not utter the words loud enough that her father could hear. She’d never had the courage to ask him herself.

“I don’t understand it honey,” her mom said brushing a strand of her from her teen’s eyes. “What I do know is that this place,” she said gesturing to the small replica of the special academy her husband attended, “made your father who he is today.”

Around the corner their words were loud enough to generate a foreboding smile from a husband and father. Soon, very soon.




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