One Life’s Work

MFtS

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Image Courtesy of Barbara W. Beacham

 



Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life.
Thought of her husband and
All those wasted years.

She studied the shore and realized that the sea could break down the rocks.
She knew that the sea could bend the coast to her will,
make it match her vision of perfection.
It only took time,
patience.

Patience was a weapon, not carried in her arsenal.

All those wasted years – spent in vain. Trying to teach him,
to shape him, to make him a better man.
If only he could have learned.

Eventually she gave up; and she killed him,
killed him slowly with fried foods, tobacco, and alcohol.
She believed it to be more merciful that way.
Despite his flaws she had loved him somehow.

Were they looking for her yet?
Would they find her?
Perhaps not,
Belize is a long way from Philadelphia.

She glanced over her shoulder, and worried about extradition.


 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “One Life’s Work

  1. Ah, the perfect murder! Fried foods, tobacco and alcohol! Who knew? Smart gal! Thanks TN for writing again for the MFtS challenge. I appreciate your contributions! Be well… ^..^

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  2. A long but ultimately effective way to kill someone – though I doubt anyone will be looking to arrest her over it! It’s time for her to start enjoying her life again. Good story. 🙂

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  3. Reminds me a little of “that beating heart underneath the floor.” Her guilt might kill her. I loved this paragraph because after all that she did to him, she did love him. Oh well. LOL

    Eventually she gave up; and she killed him,
    killed him slowly with fried foods, tobacco, and alcohol.
    She believed it to be more merciful that way.
    Despite his flaws she had loved him somehow.

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  4. Not many people would have that much patience. I’ve heard of people killing themselves that way, but not someone else doing itl. Very creative and well done, T.N. I think she’s safe as no one could send her to jail for that. Her conscience seems to have found her guilty though. 🙂 — Suzanne

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