KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 5: Spring 2016
Haibun: 112 words

The Wreckage

by Alexis Rotella

A week before she died of lung cancer, she showed her husband how to use the washer/dryer, showed him how the stove worked. He had never boiled water. She showed him the freezer in the cellar filled with nutritious meals that would last a month.

He won’t last long without her, I tell a mutual friend, he followed her like a puppy around the house, got nervous when she went to lunch with a friend.

Two weeks after her death, his body was pulled from the wreckage of a rental car. Did he smash into the guard rail deliberately? Only he would know.

Falling fast
the snow
in polka dots

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