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The Open Window and Other Short Stories
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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Short story about mother and daughter who try to get rid of a persistent suitor. Spoilers ahead.

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message 1: by Cara (new)

Cara (carajohnson) | 4 comments So I read this short story in school a few years ago(2016) and I cannot for the life of me figure out what it is. So it’s based in like Victorian era time and there is a girl and her mother who are sitting at their window and a man comes to visit and he keeps bugging them so the mother and daughter tell the man that the husband and son of the family died several years ago. A little while later the husband and son come walking towards the home and those in the house see them through the window and the visitor freaks out, thinks they are ghosts, and runs away. The husband and brother are not actually dead, they just lied to scare the man away. What is this story called?!!!


message 2: by Ayshe (new)

Ayshe | 4117 comments Some parts sound like "The Open Window" by Saki: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-sto...

Could it be you're mixing some of the details with other stories?


message 3: by SamSpayedPI (last edited Sep 12, 2019 08:24AM) (new)

SamSpayedPI | 1573 comments Ayshe wrote: "Some parts sound like "The Open Window" by Saki: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-sto...

Could it be you're mixing some of the details with other stories?"




I agree; definitely The Open Window by Saki (only the girl makes up the story; her mother isn't involved).


message 4: by Cara (new)

Cara (carajohnson) | 4 comments That’s it! Thank you!! I think I just have a bad memory and made up some details😂


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