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History Repeated

In honor of WD's 100th-anniversary year, this week's writing prompt will be a blast from the past.
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Write a scene or story in which a character looks at a historical document.


What information does it reveal about the past? Perhaps the document provides a piece of connection to the past needed to perform a ritual, or a character discovers an ancestor not who they thought they were. Maybe the document helps a detective solve a decades-old case, or a character vows to protect the artifact at all costs.

Post your response (500 words or fewer) in the comments below.