“It’s over,” she said through her tears. “We’re too different.”
I kicked the dirt, and said I couldn’t live without her.
“I can’t just forget the last four years,” I said. “How can you do this to me?”
I told her it would be kinder to kill me now than leave me with my memories.
She nodded in agreement.
“Don’t look back,” she said, patting my hand.
I thought she was trying to console me about our failed romance … until I saw the shadow of her new lover creeping up on me from behind, an axe in his hands.
Noel Osualdini has had short fiction published in anthologies 100 Doors to Madness (USA), Fear’s Accomplice (UK), and Unleash the Undead (UK); in online magazines The Were Traveler (Jan 2014) and Crowsteeth (Feb 2014) and, of course, in Horror in a Hundred (March 7). He has a short story coming up in the November edition of Bloodbond.