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The Whispering of Bitter Creek

The Whispering of Bitter Creek

3.8K Reads 331 Votes 4 Part Story
Lindsey Clarke By LittleCinnamon Completed

Every family has its secrets. 

Unfortunately for Harlequin Jones, everyone knows her family's nasty little secret. For eight years, Harlequin and her mother have tried to forget the truth and bury the horrors of their past, but when Harlequin's grandmother begs for her to come and stay, the truth refuses to stay dead. 

Returning to the home of her grandparents brings back many happy childhood memories for the thirteen-year old Harlequin; memories of home-made apple pie, playing pretend-horses in the yard and fishing down at Bitter Creek. 

But the visit brings back something else, something Harlequin thought had ended eight years before and she is about to learn that her family's nasty little secret is far worse than she could ever have imagined. 

Blood is thicker than water and family is everything.  

There's no place like home...

It's sad they blame that poor girl, but it's reality unfortunately. If the human populace doesn't have the real thing to go after, they target the next best and that's usually the families. "Guilty by association", really messed up honestly.
Laeaton Laeaton Sep 24, 2016
Excited to start a new story of yours. New to me. Thank you Lindsey!❤️
DavidJThirteen DavidJThirteen Sep 24, 2016
I loved this when I read it! You have a knack for the short story that makes me eternally envious.
WildFlowerEsmee WildFlowerEsmee Sep 30, 2016
*narrows eyes into slits at the mention of the name Clara* Jk wonderfully written so far as usual Ms. Lindz! Can't wait to finish but then I dread finishing it lol.
RodneyVSmith RodneyVSmith Sep 23, 2016
A great reminder of why I loved this story.  You set the mood so well.  Great to re-read it.
OwainGlyn OwainGlyn Oct 06, 2016
It is such a shame that we are tainted by the acts of our forebears, and children can be cruel.