Fiction | Short Story

Innocence Denied

Long-buried secrets threaten to tear a family apart.

Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash

Sunlight filtered through the yellowing sheers, too soft to chase the shadows from the corners of the room, but bright enough to disturb Amanda’s dreams. She tried pulling the covers over her head but the smell of bacon sizzling in the kitchen reached down and poked at her sleepy…