Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shock To The System

The house was silent; her husband had gone to work earlier in the evening and the children were now both sleeping soundly in bed. Jennifer now went about her work with an almost religious zeal, knowing that what she was doing was for the best – her family would benefit greatly from her actions. She tied the ribbon off; the same ribbon she had worn on their first “official” date. She stared at her handiwork and was pleased with her creation.

Her thoughts drifted to the counselling sessions she and her husband had attended. She thought about the progress the counsellor told them they were making. She also thought about the affair her husband had continued even after these sessions. She shrugged these thoughts off and finished the job she had started.

Taking a deep breath, she grabbed the ribbon-laden knife in her right hand and jabbed into the power socket. The initial jolt surprised her by its ferocity and the subsequent shocks stopped her heart. Her last thought was one of deep concern – did her insurance policy cover suicide?

11 comments:

CJT said...

LMAO I love it! I wonder too if suicide is covered under my policy, I'll have to do some investigating...

pia said...

I thought she was going to kill her husband. Wasn't expecting that. Liked that she worried about her insurance policy

Tumblewords: said...

What a twist. I was thinking murder - not suicide!

Larry said...

nope suicide is usually never covered. good story nice imagination

David Barber said...

Nice work again, Paul. At least she left the kids alone. Great job.
Regards, David.
(Got a couple up on mine if you fancied a mooch...)

Andy Sewina said...

Nice twist at the death!
(pun intended)

Anton Gully said...

Didn't see that twist coming. Nicely done!

Jeanette Cheezum said...

Paul, this breaks my heart. You created a marvlous twist at the end.

Jeanette Cheezum said...

FYI...Most insurance company's do not cover sucide.

Stan Ski said...

Practical to the end, bless her... but I think the wrong person got the knife...Oh well, at least she doesn't have to pay the electric bill...

one more believer said...

ahhh, this is something i was deep in thought abt... just saw revolutionary road..it was kinda borning the first time didnt finish watching it walked away...then again, couple of days again, tried to watch it...glad i did...well, i saw it, most of it... and this is just as that story... sorta... you caught her thoughts her mind... strange decision burning love ouch the sting!!!