100 Word Story – A Housewife’s Tale (Part Five)

Marriage is one of the most dramatic changes a person can do that will forever affect the rest of their life. The idea of finding their “one true love” or a “soulmate” becomes a driving force desperate idiots use to find some kind of meaning in their boring lives. And once they find that person, have gone through the waves of emotional seduction, their eyes are no longer blinded by a fake sense of romance and heated passion.

Unfortunately for Helena, she was one of those idiots.

She fell for the suave advances of her husband, Markus. He knew exactly the right things to say, the right things to do at the right moment, and had swept Helena off of her feet. She offered to bear his children, polish his shoes before he left for work, and even was willing to experiment in the bedroom on a whim.

But one day, that magical spark of romance grounded and died.

Markus bucked, his arms outstretched, trying to force his wife off. Hatred swelled within Helena’s body, her strength unlike anything she had felt before as she kept the pillow down on her husband’s face. She ignored the punches and scratches to her body, knowing it would all be over soon.

Markus’ assault finally came to a halt, his arms dropping out of the air and his body going limp. To be extra cautious, Helena kept pressing on the pillow for a bit longer, making sure he’s truly dead.

Removing the pillow, Helena saw a desperate expression on the corpse’s face.

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