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"Don't marry a man that hits you. Better yet, don't marry at all."

"Why's that Grandma?"

"Just because. . ."

Lucy turned from the doorway, where she'd been observing her relatives mourn the passing of her Grandfather.

Lucy was only nine years old; her Grandma sat by the windowsill clocked in black gossamers.

Her eyes were dotted purple.

"But, why Grandma? You were married before."

Veronica twirled the diamond ring on her finger, removed the shackle, and smiled.

"Because, my dear, forever is much longer than it first appears. Promises are binding... and poison is never cheap."

RIP Vernon Brown

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    D.M. almost 5 years ago

    'Love the word, "shackle." ( 'Wonder if the diamond is needed, since a plain band is more stark.) The grandmother gives sage advice! 'Enjoyed this.

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    Frenchie almost 5 years ago

    Poison is never cheap.Love it. It is said that poison is a woman's first choice for murder.

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    Horrorshow almost 5 years ago

    Great climax! This drabble hints at so much and is very nicely written. Very enjoyable read as always, Elizabeth. :-)

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