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Mrs Elys Travesty #36

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She knelt silently.
Small clouds, some tinged sunset-red, jogged across the darkening sky. Her hands trembled as occasionally she pulled a bottle out of her coat and put it to her lips. Its warmth consoled her.
Later, she rose and touched Carl's headstone before stumbling slowly away.
They'll probably be watching tv, she thought, standing alone at the windswept bus stop.
Yes, the children will be watching tv, she reassured herself. And she said out loud, and to no one in particular because there was no one there to listen: they will be watching tv. They love watching tv.

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    Drew Martyn about 1 month ago

    And that's where we leave Mrs Ely. Hope you've enjoyed it, and thanks for all your comments and votes folks :)

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    Neville Hunt about 1 month ago

    Aw, shucks Drew! That’s the unkindest cut!

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    Christopher about 1 month ago

    It was a very satisfying, if at times very painful, read. I wasn't expecting it to end that soon. Great job, Drew.

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    Peter Henderson 26 days ago

    Yes, I love how you showed layers to Mrs Ely, her loss then each effect it had on her. Marvelous stuff.

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    Neville Hunt 25 days ago

    Despite my comment (above) Drew I agree with Christopher and Peter. It was a terrific story (I was just so sad for/about the kids!) :-((

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    LesleyAnne 20 days ago

    Tragic end. Wasn't expecting that. Brilliant series.

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    Drew Martyn 17 days ago

    Thanks for your kind comments everyone :) It was a short story originally, revealing one woman's decline as she fails to cope with loss, but I found it fascinating trying to get it into 100 word chunks. Really appreciate all of your comments throughout, I may have to impose another series on you guys again soon, lol :)

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    Neville Hunt 17 days ago

    Yes p-leese Drew!

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    Drew Martyn 17 days ago

    Just started working one one Neville... :)

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    Neville Hunt 17 days ago

    Excellent! 😊

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