The End of the Affair
by Noel Osualdini

“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.

 

Bio:

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.

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