Category Archives: Husband-Wife

Blue Eyes Crying

My wife of forty-five years was lying there on the bed. I was resting in the reclining chair right next to her. She had taken a turn for the worse, with only days to live.

I wasn’t going to let her die alone. I promised her from the day we were married that I’d be by her side, till death us do part. The extended care unit of the hospital told me I should go home and get some sleep, but I let them know I wasn’t going anywhere; I was staying with Mary.
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In The Kitchen


He was in the kitchen, sitting at the table watching television through the doorway that leads to the living room, thoughtlessly fiddling with the salt shaker. Between the living room and the kitchen there’s a stairway, where he began to hear the stairs creak. The person on the stairs walked slowly, possibly trying to avoid the spots where creaking was inevitable. As the feet got closer to the bottom of the steps, they slowed. When the person reached what sounded like the bottom of the stairs, they stopped, making a long, high, final squeak.

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