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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Captivating and with a surprise twist I did not see coming. Well written Gee.
One line:
'I told over and over how much I loved her, missed her....' Maybe 'told her?

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thank yo John
Well, you know us Scots stick together Gee, so my first thought was "Right, what's he done?" Then I thought "Should have stayed in Tenerife, no extradition."
Superb short story, reflecting more than a little maybe, back at the author and the thoughts we have of losing or being taken from our loved ones.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Reflecting mainly on me and fears, if that the right word.
Cheers Nemo
This is about your death? I almost thought it was about you getting arrested for some reason...lol.
It's an excellent read. I love it.

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Anastasia Purvis

6 Months Ago

Gotcha... 😉
Wow! Beautifully written and envious of such happy years together. Wasn't expecting that ending - I don't read death like some other folk. I see you having committed a grave misdemeanour. Suddenly all those things we thought we knew about someone are undermined. What were they taking 'you' away for? You've left us hanging!

Nice work
Nigel

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Take Nigel, afraid it was my death, much to the disbelief of my wife as her friends when they read e.. read more
Stunningly sad. Life never promises anything. I think of the young girl that was killed in Times Square the other day by a lunatic in a car. She was just visiting New York.

A moving story Gee.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thank you. Showed this to my wife and friends. Surprisingly a few of them shed tears...
Relic

6 Months Ago

I wouldn't doubt it. It's very moving.
well done sir! hook line and sinkered me ..fantastic ending says i ..i love a fine ghost story and i swear that people who love deeply have a moment to say goodbye after their death ... what a great short story .. a keeper!
E.
ps. my son and i decided to attempt a short story...keeping it one page or less .. barely started we are on the third page already .. :}


Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Lol, I haven't got the patience to go to far.
Thanks for the great comments
Great write, loved how you met. It was meant to be.
The dread however, is the chap at the door. How many lives change with that knock.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Cheers Paul. Had the best 25 years ever.

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