The Estate


She sat down at the end of the counter in her favorite diner. She knew she had to eat while someone else was with her very sick mother. Ruby, the waitress, came and took her order.

Her cousin, Mac, suddenly walked into the diner and sat down beside her.

“Ally, we have to talk about her estate,” he said. “She wanted the cousins to share in the estate.”

“What do you want me to do, Mac? There is no will.”

“Make a fair distribution, Ally.”

“If she wanted you to have anything, she would have made a will,” Ally said.

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6 comments on “The Estate
  1. Great that she wasn’t going to be intimidated. Her mother seems a wise woman!


  2. Iain Kelly says:

    I sense a family legal battle on the way…


  3. Major problems ahead! Good story. It would have worked well in first person, too.


  4. empeck says:

    Oof, yes, I imagine this sort of conversation happens on a fairly regular basis. Unique take on the prompt!


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