And no Lucy either

DCF 1.0I stretched my arm across the bed, brushing cool cotton. No surprise Jeff wasn’t there. He’d be making breakfast, checking the postbox, or feeding the birds – house-husband through and through.

But today there was no smell of toast wafting upstairs, no metal clank as key hit lock, no flurry of excited wings.

And no Lucy either; bouncing on the bed, showing me her latest high-score or text from her friends.

And then I remembered; the two of them going off in the car.

The two of them not coming back. Never coming back.


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