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#51 – Home

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“Honey!”

The keys clattered against the sideboard, the door kicked shut with a laugh.

“You wouldn’t believe what Jack has been saying at work,…”

Jason threw his coat onto a chair and strode through the hallway, his hand pushing the living room door wide.

“Maria?  Jack said,…”

His hand froze against the light switch as the smell of gas filled his nose.  His heart plummeted.

“What have you done,….?”

Maria looked so peaceful.  There was a smile on her lips that Jason hadn’t seen in many years.  He would have given anything to see that smile again.

But not this,…

(c) Tim Austin 2016.  Promo image by Christopher Harris via Unsplash.

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#25 – Onesie

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Maria peered down into the fridge, her finger slipping easily through the icing of the birthday cake.  Her mouth curled up gently as she smoothed the mark flat.

“Soon.”

Drawing out a fresh bottle of Prossecco, she kicked the door closed and brushed down her rabbit-eared Onesie with a smile. Oven on, toys wrapped: everything was ready.

Three more bottles sat empty on coffee table.  The hissing from the open oven door calmed her nerves and Maria yawned as she returned to the couch. Again she read the greetings cards scattered on the floor. 

I’m so sorry for your loss.

(c) Tim Austin 2016.  Promo image courtesy of Michał Parzuchowski via Uplash.

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Today’s word is the second suggested by Dr. Abby Astle who I’m sure was expecting a cheery tale.  There’s not so much drama in a cheery tale.  Sorry Abby.

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