Best Laid Plans

She was giddy with relief and anticipation. She’d done it! No-one had guessed Henry’s death was anything other than a heart attack. If anyone had suspected, she was prepared; having taken the time to put together a fake diary written in mathematical code that suggested Henry had abused and terrorised her.
It was a stretch, and she knew that lie would have been harder to pull off. Fortunately, she hadn’t needed it.
She’d made it through the investigation and the funeral with an Oscar winning performance. She’d charmed all of the contemptible idiots who saw nothing other than what she wanted them to see.. The perfect picture of a grieving widow. Now she was rich beyond her wildest imagination.
Rustling through Henry’s closet, pushing the row of suits back and forth, she suddenly became frantic.
‘David?’ she called out, ‘Where’s your Father’s blue suit?’
‘That old thing?’ her son replied, sticking his blonde head around the door frame, ‘I gave that one to the mortician to dress the old man in. We wouldn’t have got a cent for that piece of rag.’
As David walked off, mentally tallying his share in the inheritence, she slumped to the ground in shock and disbelief. God, she wanted to whack David over the head with the heaviest object she could find.
Damn the stupid men in her life! Her idiot son had buried his idiot father with the twelve million dollar winning lottery ticket still in his breast pocket.

© Alison Pearce 2008

Best Laid Plans

Alison Pearce

Logan Central, Australia

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Short story written for Twisted Tales, Star Twisters challenge week 8

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