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She Has Secrets

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Katie's Secrets

“You’re only as sick as the secrets you keep", Connie stated firmly. This was an old saying she had heard many times.

“Shut up!” Katie shouted as her face reddened, while she was clenching her fists.

“Katie, you have to come clean to John. He deserves to know the truth,” Connie pleaded as she looked down into Katie’s piercing green eyes. Katie was only 5’4” and very petite with a mop of black hair. Her Irish inheritance was evident.

“Connie, he will be so upset. I just can’t do that, I don’t want to lose him,” Katie pleaded.

Connie’s auburn hair and tall stature was striking. She and Katie, now in their early twenties, have been best friends since kindergarten.

The Saturday morning autumn weather was perfect, and they just completed their weekly five mile run together. Connie walked over and sat on a bench. Katie was pacing back and forth in front of her.

“John loves you, Katie. Just tell him and get it over with,” Connie said.

“I don’t want to hurt him, and I don’t want him to be mad!”

“Katie, like I said, he will forgive you. That’s what people who love each other do!”

“I know you are probably right, but I can’t chance it,” Katie said.

“You know, it's not about the money.”

“I know!” Katie was so frustrated. “I don’t want to talk anymore,” Katie said in a softer voice.

Connie persevered, “Katie, secrets between lovers have a way of destroying their relationship.”

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Connie Trying To Help

“Connie, there is no way to tell these secrets because he will always wonder why I waited such a long time. He will not understand, and I really can’t blame him. I love him and don’t want to lose him,” Katie said. “I’m scared.” She started to cry again.

Connie walked over to put her arm around Katie, but Katie pushed her away as tears flowed down her cheeks.

“Katie, I understand what you are saying. Your relationship with John has always been such a positive, wonderful thing in your life, but you are still hiding those secrets. That will eat you alive!”

“I know you are right, but I still don’t think I can tell him,” Katie said while still crying.

“Katie, would you consider talking to Pastor Ryan?”

“I don’t see how that will solve anything,” Katie whined. “I’m going home, so see you later.” Katie started jogging toward her home while Connie stayed on the bench.

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Katie's Secrets

© 2021 Pamela Oglesby

Comments

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 27, 2021:

Hi Lora,

It seems every wants to know, but I haven't written anything yet. I have been busier than normal, but I plan to write a sequel. Thank you so much for your encouraging words. Have a good week!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 27, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

I know. I have been thinking about it, but I have been so busy lately that I haven't had time to wrote it yet. Thanks, Brenda.

Lora Hollings on September 27, 2021:

Your enigmatic story certainly has me hooked, Pamela. I have no idea what secret Katie is keeping from John. I hope that you plan on writing a sequel so that you can tell us. An excellent job you have done with this prompt. I can’t wait for the second part.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 26, 2021:

Seems like everyone wants to know more ..sequel

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 26, 2021:

Hi Linda,

I am giving it much thought. Thank you for your comments.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 25, 2021:

Pamela, thank you.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 25, 2021:

I hope you do write a sequel. I want to know what Katie’s secrets are!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 25, 2021:

Hi Miebakagh,

That is a good suggestion.

You're welcome.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 25, 2021:

Brenda, the sequel should should be a delight. Much thanks.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 25, 2021:

Hi Flourish,

I'm glad you liked the story, and yes, clues were scarce. I am thinking about writing a sequel, but I haven't started it yet.

Thank you so much for your comments. Have a great weekend!

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 25, 2021:

I like this open-ended what-do-you-think type of response to the prompt. Your story was intriguing and well written and I read it twice looking for clues.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 25, 2021:

Hi Vidya,

I am glad you think this is a good response to Brenda's prompt. I have been thinking about a sequel, but I haven't written it yet.

I appreciate your thoughtful comments. Have a good weekend!

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 24, 2021:

A wonderful response to Brenda's word prompt Pamela. I enjoyed reading it. Hope you will give us a sequel to this story. We are quite eager to know what the secret is. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 24, 2021:

Hi Nithya,

I am glad you enjoyed reading the story and that it is a good response to Brenda's prompt. I have been about her secret and thinking about writing an ending.

I appreciate your comments. Have a great weekend.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 24, 2021:

I enjoyed reading your story! A great response to Brenda’s prompt. I wonder what the secret could be.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Olusegun,

I am glad you enjoy reading the articles I write. I like reading yours too. It seems like you are getting a few more people following you. I hope so.

I always appreciate your comments. Thanks for the thumbs up!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

I actually have more than one scenerio in my head as a sequel. I thought about the anger of keeping a secret when I read your word prompt, so hence the story.

I appreciate all your input, and I always appreciate your comments.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Fran,

I agree with you. As soon as I read Brenda's prompt I thought about the danger of secrets. I'm not sure about a sequel, but I will think about it some more.

Thank you for your comments.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Peggy,

Yes, I did. I hope it won't ruin her relationships too.

I appreciate your comments.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Umesh,

I'm glad you liked my short story. Thank you for your comments, as always.

OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on September 23, 2021:

This is a NICs story line. I enjoyed reading this like I always do enjoy reading your articles.Thumbs up Pamela.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 23, 2021:

Pamela

All I can say is "Wow!"

You definitely have us hooked with the story.

I want to know more.

You have created the beginning of a perfect story. Keep Going.

Here is my Summary:

In "Katie's Secrets"

you show us how Katie's friend Connie is trying to convince her to be honest with her husband.

She tells Katie that secrets have a way of destroying relationships.

Katie is worried she cannot tell him the truth now since she's been hiding this secret for a long time.

Katie's friend, Connie, keeps trying to persuade her & even suggests she talk with a pastor.

Great writing.

I hope you continue this one.

I'm not sure what the secret involves.

Maybe it's something from her past that she never told him, but it's going to come to light soon if she doesn't.

I will post a link in the word prompt article

fran rooks from Toledo, Ohio on September 23, 2021:

Pamela, great story. I do believe secrets can 'eat you alive.' Plus, they always have a way of being found out. Can't wait to find out the secret. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 23, 2021:

You left us with a cliffhanger! I have no idea what her secret is. Hopefully, it will not ruin her relationships that she cares about most.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 23, 2021:

Well conceived story. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Bill,

I very much appreciate your comments since you are a gifted story teller. Thank you.

Have a great day!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 23, 2021:

You are growing as a storyteller before our very eyes. Well done, you! I would have one suggestion, but not in the comment section. Reach out if interested.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Rosina,

I know the readers always wants to know more when they read this type of story. I think I learned this technique from you, Rosina.

I am glad you enjoyed the story and think it is a good response to Brenda's prompt. Thank you so much for your nice comments. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Rosina S Khan on September 23, 2021:

This is a very interesting story with an ending that makes the reader want to know more. Definitely, a wonderful response to Brenda's word prompt, "Secrets." I enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you for sharing, Pamela.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada,

I am glad you consider this a good response to Brenda's prompt. I am glad you like the story. I agree that secrets sure can destroy a relationship.

Thank you so much for your comments, my friend. I hope you have having a wonderful day.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Rinita,

I am glad you have sympathy for Katie, as she is miserable. I hope she comes clean too.

I appreciate your comments. Keep smiling.

Many blessings and hugs!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 23, 2021:

Hi Pamela!

Nice response to the word prompt, secrets. I liked the way, you weaved the story.

And, I completely agree that, if there are secrets between two close ones, it can destroy the relationship.

Thank you for sharing and a good day to you.

Rinita Sen on September 23, 2021:

I hope to reveal Katie's secrets in a sequel or something, haha.

You told a gripping tale, and one that could go so many ways. I feel sorry for Katie. Whatever her secret, I hope she can come clean.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Misbah,

I am glad you liked the story, and consider a good response to Brenda's prompt. I am glad you enjoyed the story, my sweet friend.

I appreciate all of your comments.

Blessings and much love.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Miebakagh,

Connie is mature, and Katie is just fearful. Thank you for your comments, as always.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Rozlin,

I understand wanting to know what Katie's secrets are, but you have to decide on something yourself.

Thank you so much for your comments, my friend.

Blessings.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on September 23, 2021:

This is such an interesting story and a wonderful response to Brenda's prompt, " Secrets". I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for this beautiful story. Take care and stay healthy!!

Blessings and Kisses to you!!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 23, 2021:

Connie's very mature and use common sense measure.

Rozlin from UAE on September 23, 2021:

Nice story, Pamela. I wanted to read more about her secrets and story ended soon. No problem, I enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing this wonderful response to Brenda's prompt. Take care dear.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi John,

I forgot to change that, so Brian is a mistake that I will fix. I was hang the going to add another person, but changed my mind and forgot to change it.

I started writing a story as I thought about how damaging secrets can be in a good relationship. I appreciate your comments, as always.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 23, 2021:

This is a captivating story with an open ending that leaves us wondering, Pamela. In the poll, it says "Katie stole money from Brian" as one option. Can I ask who Brian is? You were so fast coming up with a response to the 'secrets' prompt.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

Hi Liz,

I am glad you saw I write with great clarity. Thank you so much for your comments. Hope you are having a good day!

Liz Westwood from UK on September 23, 2021:

You write with great clarity. The reader is like a bystander listening in on the conversation. There's a cliffhanger at the end. The reader wants to know more. It's a great idea to suggest getting advice from someone else who has a little wisdom.

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