The Official Writing Challenge
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I didn't understand the "bumpy note" paragraph until their blindness was revealed-aha. The first sentence threw me AFTER I read the whole story. A good history entry; a little sad too.
We've come so far, haven't we?

I'm not sure why you called his heart 'corrupt'--he seemed to be a decent fellow to her, trying to do what he thought was the right thing.

Thanks for this fictionalized bit of history--I learned something by reading it.