Suddenly, Cora Kingston moved away. Brokenhearted, she married the first man she met. The truth was that she would always love John, her best friend.
They became fast friends from the time they met. John and Cora played together from building tree forts to playing checkers to talking.
During their teens they were encouraged to go to school dances with other students. Despite this, they remained best friends, pledging their love to each other.
When John asked for Cora’s hand in marriage, her father said, “No. It was a secret I hoped never to reveal, but you’re my son.
Nancy Brady, 2018
This week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch (https://www.carrotranch.com) is to write a story (99-words, no more, no less) based on a tombstone that refers to Cora Kingston and her best friend John Yendow. For more background on the prompt, check it out and even consider letting your muse take you in whatever direction you desire.