Drifting Away

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic
The story of a man and his acceptance with death!

Submitted: September 29, 2014

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Drifting Away

The waves of the beautiful sea foamed around their feet as they lay there watching the sunset. Mary and Rick Beauford, smitten with eachother, would spent hours on end watching the sunset in the distance, a typical romance, a romance that would last for ever. Before they knew it they were listening to the sweet music of wedding bells, some said too soon, but they didn't think so! Soon after they were dashing after the rapid pattering of baby footsteps and the sweet laughter that encapsulated the house. Enveloped in love they would lay together and he would listen to her soft voice whispering "Rick, Rick, Rick..."

Suddenly her voice turned into a frantic cry "RICK, RICK, RICK." She bubbled "Rick please, i'm sorry."  His heart rate silently stooped into a stuttering rumble, tears drifted down his face as he grasped onto the bedsheets in a desperate attempt to cling onto life, his breath gasped every few seconds, giving him a blurry vision of the life he was leaving behind. 

But then he paused, in acceptance of his death he breathed slowly, calming himself down. He then caught a glimpse of his guilt ridden, panic stricken wife, clutching the gun she had just shot him with, crying onto the rusty metal. His heartbeat got slower, his breath slowed into a deep blow and his sight blurred into a meer fuzz. With his ever- decreasing strength, he gazed at his wife, uttering one last stutter with his last breath, he smiled, and whispered "Goodbye sweetheart, I love you." His voice faded into a short gasp as his heart faded, he looked at his wife before they slowly lost their life.

He was dead!

He had drifted away! 

 


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