General Fiction posted January 6, 2020


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New Year Awakening

by Y. M. Roger

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Arriving home, Trent found moving boxes on the porch. Frowning, he followed a trail of them inside.
 
“What’s all this?”
 
Melanie, his wife of thirty years, beamed up at him.
 
“I found the tickets to Tahiti! It’s wonderful!”
 
Trent swallowed hard. He’d so wanted this conversation to go differently – to let her down easily about Emily. He knew she’d be crushed.
 
“But, Mel,” Trent knelt, touched her shoulder, “the tickets aren’t for the two of us.”
 
Melanie cracked up laughing at his seriousness.
 
“I know that, Jackass!” Melanie shook her head in pity. “It’s not my stuff in the boxes!”

 


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2020


Just a little New Year's story-tellin' to keep warm, folks... wink-wink! :) Thank you for reading me! ;)

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