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My Wife

By Maryann Masso All Rights Reserved ©

Mystery / Horror

Short Story

“Honey I’m home,” I yelled putting my briefcase on the dining room table.

Nothing but silence.

“Laura?” I said confused walking up the stairs, feeling very exhausted.

It has been a very long day. Don’t ask.

I was about to call my wife’s name again when I heard a faint voice saying, “I’m in the shower.”

With a sign of relief I began taking my tie off.

All I want to do is change into my pajamas and sit on my favorite couch and watch the football game.

As I made my way to the bedroom I heard the water running. I walked in the bedroom and began undressing.

“You will not believe the kind of day I had.”

I told her all about it. Then the sound of the doorbell interrupted.

Who could that be this late at night?

“Can you get that,” my wife uttered.

I ran back downstairs and I opened the door. I was greeted by a police officer.

“Can I help you?” I said, confused.

“Are you Todd Mcguire?”

“Yes”

“There has been an accident with your wife..” He began to say, “Your wife has been hit by a drunk driver.”

He paused for a few seconds with a little sadness in his eyes.

“I’m so sorry.. she died instantly.”

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