Friday, May 02, 2008

Theme: Man Versus Woman

And here’s another Comp II collaborative joint (different section):

Ends and Means

Frank left the Buick running. Sitting in his garage, he was hoping the fumes would kill him. The day before, he'd found out that his pregnant wife had been cheating on him with his brother. He didn't know what to do, and suicide seemed to be the way out. The only thing keeping him alive was his child. He knew he had to be there for his daughter, so he slowly pushed the button for the garage door to crack open. As the sunlight slowly seeped into the garage, he saw the figure of his wife standing before him on the other side. She had some bags of groceries, and he saw his daughter standing right behind her. Realizing that the only thing that meant something to him was standing there, he got out of the car and hugged his daughter. As he felt her arms wrap around his neck, all his worries for a moment seemed to melt away. He looked over and saw his wife…by the look in her eyes, she knew he knew. “I think we need to talk,” she said.

“Talk. Why the hell do we need to talk? I am my own man,” he said. As Frank was yelling, he clutched his side and fell over dead. Frank’s wife looked down with a sly smile on her face. The smile told the story of how the poison she had placed in his daily morning coffee had done its job and killed the man she once loved so dearly. Frank’s wife took the little girl’s hand, stepped over Frank’s cooling body, and went inside to put away the groceries.


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