Short Story Preview: Just a Little Pet – Josie Arden
I couldn’t stay silent any longer. I suppose, all along, I’d known that it would have to come out eventually.
As you get older you learn … what a fool I had been to think I could keep it in the dark! But there you are. It was a spur of the moment thing. I’d been feeling down in the dumps as a result of the ding-dong I’d had with Mum. It would have been different if I’d had someone to confide in. I often wish I had someone to confide in. My younger brother is too young. My sister, too old and gone off to her own flat now anyway. And school friends, well, they’re not always that understanding, specially if it’s over a spat with your Mum and you’ve come out on the wrong side. I reckon domestic problems should be kept to yourself, even if Mothers are sometimes rotten and unfair and insensitive and vengeful and …
It’s not that I’m trying to get sympathy. I’m just explaining how it all came about. No one will believe me of course. She didn’t when I told her. But it’s true. Scouts’ honour.
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