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Diary

The Memory

Published by Honno 19th March 2020.

I wait by the bed. I move into her line of vision and it's as though we're watching one another, my mother and me; two women - trapped.

One a dark evening in 2001 Irene Hargreaves stands by the side of her mother's bed and knows it is time. For more than fifty years she has carried a secret around with her; a haunting memory she hasn't even confided to her husband, Sam, a man she has loved and trusted all her life. But now she must act before he arrives home..