Prompt for April 5, 2016

Complete the short story/flash fiction, that has the following opening:

It was one of the happiest days of her life and one of the saddest. She had come home from school determined to talk to her parents about her being gay. She had gone to her room and practiced her speech over and over again. She rehearsed her answers to all of the questions she thought that they would ask. She agonized over what to say, how to say it and when to say it.

Finally, dinner came and with it her Dad arrived home from work. When she broached the subject over dinner her Dad just looked her and said, “So, tell us something we didn’t know.” He stared at with his steel grey eyes and then winked at her. All of the fear in her vanished in that instant. Her parents already knew and that hadn’t changed how much they loved her or how they loved her. This was the outcome that should never have hoped for, but was all too happy that it had arrived. She felt like that until she went to bed that night.

She awoke at two o’clock in the morning, wondering about the noise. It sounded like a train was rushing through her neighbourhood but she knew the nearest tracks were miles away. As the noise picked up the roof above her head was ripped away and the sound the train, in this case the wind, grew stronger. She didn’t remember much of what happened the rest of the night, but Terry did remember finding the bodies of her parents crushed under a car that had been thrown into their bedroom. She found them holding each other in a loving embrace knowing that she would never again feel the comfort that their arms would give. They may have accepted her for who she was, but she lost them for eternity.

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