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A man loves his wife and can’t imagine his life without her.

He wishes to be with her for eternity.

The time has finally come for ensuring another promise.

But it seems that time has run out for both of them.

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Her hand was clammy, but he could still feel the softness that had touched him for fifty-two years. She was his first and only love, their courtship had begun in high school, marriage had followed soon, then children, responsibilities, the routine commitments. With her he had known a love that had no judgments, no greed, […]

Deathbed Promises by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

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14 Comments on “Deathbed Promises by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores – Flash Fiction

  1. This is one of those questions we hope to be never faced with, Terveen. Those fine lines between love and togetherness, fear and jealousy. Lots of unanswered questions in another thought-provoking piece of writing.

    • Thanks so much, Davy. Love, need, and security often create a ruckus amongst themselves. There’s no easy love I guess. Take care. 🙂

  2. Another poignant classic by a brilliant writer, Terveen. We all should experience a love this deep, but so many of us never will. I’m happy for those who do, however. And I’m glad you’ve graced us with this wonderful story. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Mike. Yes, love is a tricky thing, and it should be selfless, but even the deepest love probably seeks something in return even if it’s only companionship. Good to have you back. 🙂

  3. It is said that a person’s last words are always haunting… Or probably people just give more significance to it since it is the last words, just like the last meal, the last dance, the last day etc. I am afraid that the husband left behind will not be able to recover from this loss very easily…

    • Some things are difficult to overcome. More a matter of the heart than the mind. I hope he can find a way to live on with the faith that they will reunite. Faith can be so powerful. Do you think the first or last should matter more? Just struck my mind. 🙂

      • I guess the myth about the last words of a person is probably related with some ancient superstitions, which gives more weight to a person’s dying words as if it is a premonition for things to come. Actually it is not, but still people believe it and are fascinated by it. I think me too, although I’ve never heard of any dying words myself. Also probably some popular detective stories also like to explore this aspect. Just my humble thoughts. LOL.

        • Myth and superstition drive this world more than logic. A lot to say about how the mind works. It likes to be scared, intrigued, and intimidated. Thanks for your thoughts, Haoyan. To last words and their mystery. 🙂

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