Saying Goodbye (short fiction)

Saying Goodbye (short fiction)

How can you say goodbye to a child?

"It wasn’t her death that was upsetting to me. It was the dying. I was glad when it was over. For her sake, and my own.

I know it sounds harsh, but that was five years. Five long years of cleaning up vomit, of late nights and close calls. Five years of broken commitments, false hopes, and missed opportunities..."

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Finish The Job (short fiction)

Finish The Job (short fiction)

You need to finish it ...

"You surveyed the scene looking for him. Doubt crept back in. Had you done enough? Was he left in a similar state to you? With knife wounds you can never be certain. Despite the comfort you derived from the old knife fighting adage that, ‘The loser of a knife fight dies on the scene and the winner dies in hospital’. Past experience had taught you otherwise..."

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