Saturday, July 18, 2020

She's already dead

Liam stepped over the threshold.

‘Where the hell have you been!’ Beth exploded.

‘I …’

‘I can’t believe that you’d cheat on me!’

‘Beth …’

‘Who is she?’

‘Just …’

‘You’ve been acting suspiciously for the last couple of weeks. But …’

‘Beth …’

‘And now you’ve taken to switching your phone off?’

‘I …’

‘I thought that this was it. That … Jesus. I’m going to kill her.’

‘She’s already dead.’


‘My mother. She passed this evening.’


‘She didn’t want a fuss.’


‘She me made promise.’

‘But …’

‘I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to …’


A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

That's powerful, Rob. I like the tension, and you've captured the moment really well.