“Surprise!” everyone chorused. “Happy Birthday!”
Surprised, he made his rounds, greeting his guests. Everyone was having a good time.
She watched him mingle for a few minutes. She then cast a brief glance towards his cake in the kitchen. She was sure no one had seen her in there earlier.
Soon, he’d take a bite and, seconds later, he’d be sprawled out on the floor, gasping his last breaths.
Yes, people would try to help, but it would be too late. She’d chosen a fast-acting poison.
That’d be his surprise for leaving her to reconcile with his wife. Happy 50th Birthday.