In An Instant

In An Instant

A Story by Gee
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How life can change oh so quickly

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I sat quietly watching her. She drank coffee whilst flicking through a gossipy magazine, pausing briefly every now and again to read a few lines or study a photo. I smiled to myself remembering our meeting, the pair of us worse for wear, booze, in a crowded Tenerife bar. We pretty much spent the whole of the next week together, drinking, laughing, loving.
When back in the UK 400 miles separated us , Scotland her home, England mine. As promised, a letter, the first of many written by, lay waiting on her return from holiday (she had stayed on for an extra week ). I told her over and over how much I loved her, missed her, needed her, and that one day we would be married. That was June 1991.
October 1991 she moved down to be at my side. We married in October 1993.
Our daughter was born in November 2000, her mother's double. Beautiful, funny, clever, a most warm, generous human being, the Apple, orchard of my eye. Life has been nothing but great....25years of bliss.

" Have you any regrets " she once asked me, meaning of our life together.

" Only that we didn't meet earlier."

The doorbell rang. She placed the magazine on the cushion beside her.

" Mrs Jacky Stevenson " asked the young policeman.

" Yes, is there something wrong ? "

" Can we come inside Jacky" asked the young WPC.

As I left, she sat in stunned silence.......






© 2018 Gee



Author's Note

Gee
Hope you enjoyed. This is very much true to my life (apart from my demise.... obviously)

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That was quite a nice little story, I enjoyed it. Guess Discover isn't half bad.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Cheers Nick
25 years of bliss indeed.

"only that we didn't meet earlier"

Lucky you.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Gee

4 Months Ago

So lucky.
Thank you David
The story was in the first person so I didn't understand the last 5 rows!
The last line made no sense at all (Until I saw your lines underneath!) but then I am a literal person who takes what I see/hear as it is. So now we need some more to carry it on please!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Rosa S

8 Months Ago

LOL! No, you cannot be! I want to know the WHOLE story!! ;-)
Gee

8 Months Ago

I'm a mid 50's stubborn old shite.....sorry :)
Rosa S

8 Months Ago

So am I - just female version! Nah, not to worry I have my own stories to write now! Concentration t.. read more
I really enjoyed this piece! I read it over and over enjoying each moment. so moving.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Gee

10 Months Ago

Thank you..
Drew me in from the beginning. The ending lost me a bit before I read your authors note. I didn't get that the narrator had died, I just knew someone had died. Other than that well done.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Gee

10 Months Ago

Thank you..
This is so cute along with well written. It's like the characters are directly in front of me. The ending also has a wonderful but heart-wrenching twist

Posted 10 Months Ago


This was good. Even though it was quite short it felt like a full blown book. I read this a few times.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you..
The flow was great, characters realistic. Is this the beginning of a longer story? I would certainly read on!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

I'm far to lazy to try and write a book. Thank you
I really liked how stunned I was at the ending and how I had to read it again. I thought I knew what it was about until I saw the tag of death then read the comments. My interpretation was completely different.



Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you Martha
I enjoy the unknowingness of the end, however, I would like to know more of the moment. Enhance the dialogue of the story with the -show, don't tell- method.
Like, how did she set the magazine down? what was the tone of the officer? what was her tone when she asked what is wrong? what prompted you to leave and why?

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Hmmm, don't know whether that is good or bad
S. Elizabeth

1 Year Ago

Where do you see, in your writing, that draws the reader to that conclusion?
(I'm not trying .. read more
Gee

1 Year Ago

To be honest I write quickly, post, then leave it to the reader. Most of the other reviewers managed.. read more

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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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