OLWG #229- Love, Dad

This week’s prompts are at the bottom. Feel free to seize the prompts, twist them, form them, play with them as you will. All comers are welcome. The words below are just practice for me. I had a lot of fun writing them, and you know what I always say, “Practice makes perfect.”

Here’s how to play along, if you are unsure.


In the summer of 2012 Imogene Dodsworth changed her name to Krauss after her father, Samuel Dodsworth, was convicted of killing 50 women between 1992 and 2005. He received 50 sequential sentences of 33 years each. Those were the ones that he confessed to, although since that time, DNA evidence has linked him to as many as 93 additional murders, and authorities suspect he was involved in the deaths of at least 200 women.

 For almost ten years, Imogene Krauss lived alone in a cabin on the jagged green island of Monhegan, Maine. No one here knew her past. No one here knew about her father. Imogene, herself, had almost forgotten all of those things, all of the horror. She worked the front desk at The Island House, a bed and breakfast that was not too far from the harbour and boasting a nice view of Mañana Island. Life was good.

 It was nigh on Thanksgiving in 2021 when Imogene came home and found it. It was setting just inside the screened porch on the front deck of her cabin. She had received a surprise delivery of a holiday flower arrangement, complete with a note that read:

I’ll be home for Christmas, & I can’t wait to catch up.
Love,
Dad


This week’s prompts are:

  1. almost never prayed
  2. she can’t hear you anymore
  3. notice the light

You can start writing whenever you want, just write, get the words down – and have fun!

8 thoughts on “OLWG #229- Love, Dad

  1. I’d pack up and move again… Change my name, hair, maybe get some plastic surgery… Move to another country. Holy Moly and eek!
    (10)
    Mine is a lightweight compared to your masterpiece. Oh yeah, and how did he find her, much less how’d he get out!

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