Thicker Than Water
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Chapter 3 - Family Ties

By Mary Rajotte
Mar 18, 2020 · 4,714 words · 18 minutes


From the author: Duncan returns to the family home but when he receives a strange welcome from his sister, he wonders if coming home was a good idea


The house lingered like an apparition.Duncan eased out of the driver's seat and looked up. It was surreal standing in front of it again. He left eight years ago and still couldn't shake its ghost. That old cliche - how one's childhood home looked so much smaller than one remembers - couldn't be further from the truth. It stood like some shadow with all the want and expectation of another person, one he wasn't sure whether he loved or hated.

The great façade made his stomach sink and his hands...

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