Just Desserts – short fiction by MorgEn Bailey

The following piece of flash fiction is from Morgen’s larger short story collection (250 stories), Fifty 5pm Fictions Collection, available in eBook and paperback from Amazon  and Morgen’s online store where you can not only instantly download the collection but also purchase the paperback dedicated to you or as a present! We hope you enjoy this story…

Just Desserts

Lemon curd tart had always been Ernie’s favourite. “Can’t beat a tart,” he’d say whenever Nora made it – which, over the years, was less and less thanks to his incessant remarks.

A hundred times she’d had to listen to that, chapter and verse. Said as if new. Lemons grown in the garden of their retirement villa.

As he opened his mouth to say it for the 101st time, Nora crept up behind him and squeezed the dog’s toy cockerel at full volume.

Ernie clutched his chest, gasped for breath and slumped to the floor.

He’s now buried in the garden, right by the lemon tree, and my, they’ve never tasted so sour.


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