Flash Fiction Prompt: “The Letter Made it Easier to Ascribe Guilt to Him.”
“The letter made it easier to ascribe guilt to him. He said he was sorry. Wasn’t apologizing an admission of wrongdoing? Wasn’t it? Wasn’t it…
Thadeus was gone, gone for good. Lost to me.
For a moment, I felt guilty calling him by his first name, but it was so much easier than calling him “dad.”
Another lie. Another way I justified burning anything he ever gave me.
In truth, I wondered if maybe it was my fault all along. Was it? Was it…
The letter made it easier to ascribe guilt to him. Was he guilty, or was I?”