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 me, 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.......






© 2017 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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What an ending. Took me a while to get it but when I did! Tragic and wistful.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Cheers Ken. Selfishly I hope to be snatched before my good lady wife
Very apt title. Life can go so well, only to be suddenly change in an instant. Our existences are so fragile that they can be turned upside down in one day.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Indeed they can. Thank you Clifford
PS. I think I may have misunderstood your story, after reading the other poets comments. I will have to re-read your story, although I think I may prefer my interpretation!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Oh, I want to know more!!!! What happened to the lovely young man, and why did the WPC come?
But your message is very pertinent. It is very difficult to judge (in the sense of 'know') a character these days. I have known people, become friends, only to find out that they were not quite what they said they were!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

The lovely young man was actually the soul of the that day tragically killed husband seeing his life.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

6 Months Ago

Oh yes, on re-reading, and now realising what a WPC is, it does make different sense. Not spooky at.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

6 Months Ago

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Another blow to the solar plexus! Beautiful story- and reality. Love how you tenderly and lovingly chronicle the story of your marriage. But the shock at the end made my heart flutter- literally! Please stay around for a very long time and write very much more poetry my friend!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thank you. Hopefully I've still a few years left in me.
Caught me out here Gee.
I was not expecting that!
Gave me a shiver - hope your no Nostradamus...!!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Me too my friend, me too. Cheers
eerie... and what a fine ending. unexpected.
so good, GEE. so good. created such a big pause as it sank in. good work

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thanks Ana...
'In an instant' - such an appropriate title. I really wasn't ready for that finish. It's hard to say more, don't want to give the game away.. Such a finely laid, unforced lead-up.. and then..

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thanks Emma...
jesus you died and came back as a writer! a nice write gee and a tribute on the love you share and the love of your life.

Posted 6 Months Ago


andrew mitchell

6 Months Ago

as long as it doesnt come in threes.
andrew mitchell

2 Months Ago

Yes like the brawler stokes .we might beat you guys yet!
Gee

2 Months Ago

The media are saying it is one of the weakest squads ever assembled so if you don't beat them my fri.. read more
wonderful piece of writing , loved the way you took us all in. it reminds of something i have written something similar . do check it out when you're free. its called ' the best 30 seconds of my life '.

really love it . cheers .

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thank you, will do

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