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Til Death

That’s Not What I Had In Mind

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
Til Death
Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

“I guess you meant what you said.” He sputtered as he spoke.

“You mean, that I wished you were dead?” As she took a drag off her smoke.

“No, the til death do us part. At least you were faithful.”

She pulled the knife from his back and laid it on the table. “Aww, that was sweet, but it’s too little too late.”

He smiled up at her and said, as he started to fade, “I don’t know why I kept what I felt tucked away from you, in my head.”

She began to feel bad for her momentary lack of judgment, “I’m sorry my love, but it’s too late to undo it.”

“I’m sorry too,” he said in a whisper. “I contacted the police, they’ll be here any minute.”

“Well, I suppose I should have suspected, it’s all quite improper. You think I’d know better, being a detective’s daughter.”

He held out his hand and before he could speak, a shot rang out in the dark, deeply grazing her cheek.

She cradled him close as the second shot reached her heart, and they whispered together, “till death do us part.”

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Comments (23)

  • Dr. Jason Benskinabout a month ago

    Love this story, i feel like a true adventure reading this. Never change Kelli.

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    OMG this is so original and clever! It is evokes "War of the Roses" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?" Great job! Congrats on TS🥳

  • C. Rommial Butlerabout a month ago

    Exceedingly clever and very well-wrought!

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    This piece is a twisted delight, Kelli! Congrats on Too Story! Richly deserved!

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Loved your twisted take! Congratulations on TS!! 🥳

  • Cindy Calderabout a month ago

    The manifestation of love’s doomed fate. Well done. Congratulations on TS - well earned!

  • Mark Grahamabout a month ago

    This is quite the short murder story of love.

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Back to say congrats 👏

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    Super interesting poem, I loved it! Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Jhayden Faeranabout a month ago

    Wow! What a great story, on so many levels.

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    War of the Roses good!!!

  • TahimaAniabout a month ago

    brilliant story

  • JBazabout a month ago

    I have words, but they just won't come out right now. I loved this. I was troubled and disturbed, yet I chuckled. (I don't know why) Congratulations

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    Congrats on TS. This is brilliant and yet so sad. For me, it was difficult to read. My cousin was murdered by her husband who took his own life seconds after taking hers. It still shakes me.

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Brilliant, Kelli! This is an outstanding dialogue poem!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Oh wow. That was great. Congrats on the TS.

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    Such a dark place I love this horror picture. Very gothic and beautiful in a dark way

  • ROCK about a month ago

    Clever Kelli Boo! Funny twist. I am a weirdo for dark humor. Is this for a challenge?

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Oh wow, that was intense and unexpected! Well done!

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    A lil scary and a lil fairy. Well, a beautiful read Keep up the good work

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Feels a bit fairy tale of new york in a way!

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