Will you ever come back?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is just a short story

I stared longingly out into the ocean.  The smell of salt and decaying fish was almost overwhelming. I clenched my heart. “Joseph, will you ever come back for me? “  Life is so hard with you not here. Two months after you left Father Williams told me you were dead. I didn’t want to believe him; I even told him that he would go to hell for telling such a lie. I still remember the look of sadness and pity in his eyes. Not long after that my mother forced me to marry Cecil Jefferson. She declared that Cecil was a handsome, wealthy man who found interest in me. But Cecil was a very cruel person. He would come home drunk and would often attack me. I still have the scar on my shoulder when he hit me with a beer bottle. I never loved him, I rarely even liked him. Not after two months with Cecil he died of liver cancer. I felt horrible about his death, but not once did I cry even at his funeral. am I evil for not crying for my husband’s death? I lived by myself for many years praying that you would come back. And I got into a verbal fight almost every day saying that you were still alive. Then I met Harold, the first thing he said to me was “Irene I know that your heart will always belong to Joseph, but please give me a chance to make you happy.”  After one month of courtship, I was married to him. Harold and I had two beautiful girls. However three years ago Harold died.  And now Joseph will you come to me and take me away from this earth?  I placed my hands together in a praying fashion. As the pure white light fell upon me I could see Joseph’s smiling face.


Submitted: April 11, 2012

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onceupon

i can feel pain

Wed, April 11th, 2012 2:13pm

LoneWolf93

This is very touching, i really like your writing style. :) x

Wed, April 11th, 2012 2:27pm

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