Before Aunty May could stop it, the vase wobbled then crashed onto the floor. She’d need to order a replacement now and she was certain she knew who had knocked it to the ground.
Aunty Betty was getting increasingly rowdy.
“Betty, did you do this?”
Betty confirmed it by straightening the tablecloth. “Fine, I’ll swap out the vase for the one you like. This is the last time I’ll be listening to you. Stop breaking things, alright?”
May couldn’t wait to finish planning Betty’s funeral as she imagined her sister’s reaction to seeing the coffin the family had purchased for her.
I liked this. It was unexpected and very well-written.
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Meryl Stacey Hulber says
Family dynamics shown in a rather cynical way. Well written and straight to the point.
That was an impressive ending very well thought out. A good short read!
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Anika An-noor says
What a twist at the end. Loved the dark humour. Looking forward for more
Yes! That’s what I was going for.
Short and dark – so many layers in this story and in such a short form! Really good read.
What an unexpected ending. Loved reading it. Looking forward for more!
Awesome!! Great Twilight Zone feel.
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David Higham says
Witty and ingenious. I loved it.
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