Sparing Partners No More
Illustrated by Hannah Nolan
Melancholy engulfed Betsy when she realized Henry wouldn’t be coming home to their cape cod again. Their fights had gotten more personal and below the belt as of late and she knew that while it was both their faults; it was mainly hers.
Why can’t I leave things and accept an apology? She couldn’t, she didn’t even try; so that morning when Henry looked at her and said, “Uncle” and threw his hands up in a position of surrender she realized she had taken a step too far.
All day she pondered her loss and decided to meet him after work and apologize but when she was approaching his office she saw the flashing lights of the police and ambulance vehicles and across the road saw Henry’s car accordianed into a telephone pole and she realized that she’d have to turn her apology into a eulogy.