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Anniversairy suprise -Short Story - Year 10

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John and Wendy had always been the perfect couple. They had practically invented "happily ever after". After eight years together they were the couple with everything; the perfect relationship, a lifestyle their friends envied and a future others could only dream of. On their anniversary Wendy always made their evening unforgettable. This would be no exception. She was up early to cook him a delightful breakfast, she gave him a kiss on the lips and straightened his collar before he walked out the door. She began to clean the house from top to bottom and with her shopping list carefully prepared she backed the car out of the garage and set off for the shops. ...read more.


As the doors of the train opened there was a rush of cold, damp and flustered passengers filling the carriage. Seats were full and standing passengers were pressed up against complete strangers. This was how John and Wendy met. John apologised for splashing her and when she turned to reply she knew then that there was a connection. In the months and years that followed their relationship strengthened but their lives took separate paths. Johns law career took off and his reputation and popularity soared. Wendy, however, found herself in his shadow. Her struggle to publish a novel was fraught with disappointment and missed opportunities. There talks were all of his clients, his cases and his victories. ...read more.


He raised his glass and swirled the claret. "To us" he exclaimed and emptied his glass. The glass shattered as it hit the wooden floor. John grimaced and swayed - finally, falling to his knees, while clutching his chest. In an instant he was dead. She cleared away the dishes from the table and wiped clean the kitchen top. There was a knock at the door. Stepping carefully over the lifeless body of her now former husband, she walked towards the door. She turned the latch, a cold gust entering the hallway as she opened the door. She switched on the light revealing the silhouette of a man. He whispered " Is everything taken care of? I have the tickets." She nodded giving away not " Now we can begin our new life together. Get your bags" ...read more.

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