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Waiting For His Return
by A.F. Stewart
She stands at the window every twilight, waiting. The third apartment below the rooftop, in the cornice tower of the building. She is a hollow shell without him, but he never comes. He left her long ago, trapped in her own emotions.
There is no breeze in the room, but it is cold. The fireplace is empty, all forgotten ashes, but she remembers. She stares at the wall behind it, the plaster and brick so carefully put in place. Their wedding picture used to hang on the wall. She turns back to the window and watches the sunset.
In the darkness, she sighs. He never comes. Yet, she feels one day he will, drawn back here by his own actions, by the blood he spilt when he slammed her head into the mantel. She floats across the room, her ghostly form slipping into the wall to rejoin her buried bones.
One day he would return.
One day she’ll have her revenge.
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from A.F. Stewart:
Visions and Nightmares
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In the twilight shadows, secrets are revealed past the whispers of madness.
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Step through a looking glass of dark horrors with an Alice you never knew.
Join with Zenna to seek the truth as her death by magic grows closer.
Journey with Olivia as she crosses paths with a monster of the forest and runs for her life.
Watch Isobel summon the faerie to solve her problem of an unwanted husband.
Shiver as Doctor Killbride experiments with corpses to create life from death.
All that and more await within the pages.
Ten stories. Ten women.
Who will survive? Who will fall? And who will succumb to their inner evil?
Find out in Visions and Nightmares.
Warning: This book contains disturbing scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.