From Dear Lucifer: The Last Moment

While you are waiting, dear readers, for my novel Escape to be published, I wanted to give you something to whet your appetite.

I thought I could offer you the occasional extract from my first short story collection Dear Lucifer & Other Stories.

This first instalment is a mini-saga, a short story format of exactly 50 words, with a title of up to 15 characters.

The last moment

I sometimes imagine your last moment; that lonely death-roll of metal and glass in a country lane.

When the ambulance took you, I was reading the recipe.

When you sank away from me, I was laying out the plates.

As I wondered if you had forgotten, the telephone rang.