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Life Cycle

by Andrew Atkinson
Originally published by on 13/10/2017

They came together more by accident than design. They married and moved to a cottage in the countryside. Over the years they drifted apart. He spent more and more time in the shed, sharpening blades and mixing weed killers. He dug a trench-like hole beyond the cabbage patch. She started adding small quantities of powder to his tea, checking pension rights and carrying sturdy knitting needles.

The tipping point came over some burnt scones. Words were spoken and objects brandished.

Now, there is a For Sale sign outside the cottage but viewers are rare, given the history of the property.

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