Cobwebs

Cobwebs

A Story by Sami Khalil
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When accusations become cobwebs...

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Cobwebs………By Sami Khalil



He disentangled himself from the business party (his alibi), sashaying off to catch his wife in the act, averting any suspicion. Rehearsals in his mind searched for faces; a friend, an unknown or a neighbor of his.


Lately behaving strangely, they had all weighed on him with gloom. The husband had stifled not perfect opportunities to watch her drift off into another man’s arms. His face was taut with fear, within sedentary motives, that sloped down the snowy trails of an Olympic kind. His sadness, wedged between no trust and mid-life crisis, graduated unto the foothills of depression. He had enough of her trysts, which made him glower at accusations. He thought, “If I can’t have her to myself, no one can.”


Women can be unpredictable for sure, but so do men in an inkling solidity. But we like to always blame “The other” in sheer futility.


Intensely frustrated, and yearning for deliverance, he tucked the pistol inside his coat, disembarking on the evil plot at hand. His feet were clacking at the wet pavement, until he approached their house, removing them for quietness. Induced with alcohol and lacking of sleep, he knew to find her in his bed with the wicked boyfriend. It was winter, and the skies were embroidered with broken clouds, above copper and russet leaves of husky trees. He drew his pistol, after stealthily walking in, spraying her by a bullet after another in the dark, but never a partner at all, when he turned the lights on.


He tottered towards the bed, only to find her dead from something else that happened before. What an outright idiot to have done such a thing, and what a millstone around his neck now. She had left him a note by her bed stating:” By the time you discover and read this note, I’ll be long gone. I’m tired of your accusations. No amendments will save this marriage of ours. I decided to take a poison pill. Have a nice life.”


He realized that he was rifled from all happiness where misery surged through him, darkening the room on impact. He shot himself!


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© 2018 Sami Khalil



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This is hilarious! I did not see anything coming, always in a state of wonder, as I read along. I have to admit, the first 3 paragraphs did not flow as well for me -- felt a little heavy going in the somewhat analytical approach. But then the 4th paragraph becomes intensely dynamic with a more action-focused narrative, compared to the "cerebral" intro. From that point to the end, it's a cliffhanger that takes a couple wild twists. Amazing how you can pack so much into such a short story, having it feel complete! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

8 Months Ago

Wow! Thank you so much beloved poet and friend for this wonderful review and appreciation. So glad .. read more
You are a master my friend! The imagery went to a new level for me. I'm a huge fan of shorts. In fact I'm working on one now I'd love for you to review Sami. This is just incredible work! I'm a fan!

Posted 10 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

Wow! I'm so honored by your visit and wonderful review. Please send me some read requests if you wil.. read more
Eerie and with a twist ending....Sami, you are so good at writing these stories. Loved the artwork you chose to accompany your words too. Great job. Lydi**

Posted 10 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

So great from you to visit and so thankful from me to you. I'm glad you are enjoying these short sto.. read more
tragic short story ...hooked and held me ...all too true to life says i! and that pic is absolutely horrible good ;)
E.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much beloved poet and friend for this lovely review and liking. Blind jealousy is very .. read more
A well written tale of the unexpected. Excellently worded and well told.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

Wow! I'm so honored by your visit great poet and artist and thankful for your wonderful review. All .. read more
what an unpredictable end! I Wonder was there ever love in their relationship? Riddled with suspicions he never told her how much he loved her, and needed her, couldn't live without her! You are painting unusual love stories with unpredictable endings!! Your Poetic mind works mysteriously, Dear Sami!!

Posted 10 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

Hahahaha...I love it. Thank you so much Mrdula Rani for your amazing reviews and take on these short.. read more
Mrudula Rani

10 Months Ago

Reading your creations is one of my personal pleasures my friend .
Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

::::::))))))))))))
Some times the accusations are too much to bear and then even a pill which gives peace seems like a beautiful end to the movie... at least she would find solace in knowing she was free at last...and left him to suffer .. but in the end all was in vain... nicely done....


Posted 10 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well articulated. All in vain. I love that. Thank you so much Galadriel for taking .. read more
Some wisdom to be learned from these words. You create dangerous situation with a sad ending. Old wise saying. We make our own bed. We decide our thoughts and actions. Thank you Sami for sharing the outstanding story.
Coyote

Posted 10 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

Wow! I love your summation of this story. You are right on the money. Many people can't get the gist.. read more
Coyote Poetry

10 Months Ago

You are a amazing story teller. The story was so good.
Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

Much obliged...
nice story. I love the twist to it, sometimes love can either make or break you.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

Amazing insight..or you might say blind jealousy in love, too. Thank you so much Sette for the time .. read more
sette

10 Months Ago

you are welcome
Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

:}//////////////////
good lesson to learn,make sure your facts are together before you embark on such malis deeds

Posted 10 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

10 Months Ago

Wow! So true and well articulated Wordman. You are sharp indeed. Thank you so much good poet for all.. read more

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