There’s Only One Question..


He’s still out of town, the excuses are endless

She comes home tonight to a house gone sad

The calls have dwindled, his work’s so important

He’s making it clear that their magic’s long fled…


He served up papers, no, they can’t work things out

Says she’s stupid and clumsy and holding him back

He’s found someone better, a beauty with money

And breeding and class and whatever she lacks…


She glimpses her face in the mirror on the wall

She’s older, no wiser, but calm and resigned

To finish what he started when he broke their vows

She hardly finds herself in the reflection at all…


She’s weary of trying and feeling so worthless

He’s forced her to take a hard look at their life

If he thinks she’ll accept it, he’s sadly mistaken

There’s only one question. ย A gun or a knife?


Photo credit ย  ย  ~ Diane D.



22 responses

  1. Good job, But what’s wrong with poison …

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    1. Something to consider, less mess… I always thought death by icicle would be the perfect crime. Then the evidence could just melt away ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Boom! I think Agatha Christie did the icicle as a murder weapon thing! It’s brilliant! I would do the knife, it’s untraceable and if you kill him on a tile surface, like in the bathroom, cleanup is easy peasy. And…..Kevin is a bad influence on both of us!

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    1. Maybe that’s it. I start out with one idea and then end up here. I think hubby might start worrying ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Haha! I often wonder what the friends and families of horror and crime writers feel about their loved one’s twisted mind! I guess they get used it!

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  3. I’m not sure what I love more, your post or the comments! A hearty applause for everyone, but especially for you Diane!

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    1. Thank you! (There’s some scary people on WordPress aren’t there? ๐Ÿ™‚ and fun ones!)

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  4. This post and the comments are very entertaining, to say the least. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Why thank you! I always mean to write something more romantic and then it turns ugly, ha!

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      1. Yes, but so much more intriguing.

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  5. I say a barn in the middle of nowhere stocked with sharp instruments, like on every Criminal Minds episode ever.

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    1. Bahaha, exactly! This is one of my favorite quotes:


    2. “Fifty Shades of Grey is only romantic cause the guy was a billionaire. If he lived in a trailer park it would be a Criminal Minds episode” sorry, hit send too soon before!

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      1. Lol That’s true!

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  6. wow this is very shocking wow


  7. Impressive! Will there be a part two? (No pressure, I have goosebumps all ready!)

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    1. Oh, thanks, I have an idea how I want it end, so maybe a couple more parts — been feeling murderous lately ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Better to plot it out, oops I meant write it out. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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