POETIC PROSE: Why The Widow Wears Black… Entry 3, Chapter 1
It’s no secret that I am… was… a widow.
This is a thrust story of edgy survival, desperation, wit and humor.
An irreverant look at the death of a husband… my husband… my late husband.
This was then… Real life. Real death.
In Why The Widow Wears Black, my Award-Winning Book, will be posted in it’s entirety. This book is dedicated to my children… and their survival… And, to Jim, my new husband. Without their support this book would not have been written.
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This is a True Life Story.
So, it goes like this . . .
Entry 3, Chapter 1
We turn right. We turn left. Autonomic reactions to this course we follow.
Time is irrelevant. They cannot start without us. We are the co-stars of this profane play. Yes, he is the leading man . . . though he has no lines.
The road leads us. It, too, is dressed in black.
Through a gate. I say our last name to the attendant, never dreaming our name would be followed by the word “funeral.”
A parking spot appears as if by the darkest magic. My foot finds the brake.
Yes, please I want to stop.
Without thought, I turn the key and the car spits out its last ghost… gives its last breath of life.
A jolting sound flicks as the doors unlock . . . urging us out and onto our first step.
My hands shake with anxious spasms. I am not afforded any moment of calm. My stomach pain sharp, and –
“Yes, kids. I know… Let’s go.”
Three doors open.
Three doors close.
The last door of the car, useless remains.
… until next time.
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WHY THE WIDOW WEARS BLACK – An Edgy Memoir from an Outspoken Survivor
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