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Betrayals and Funerals – 12

As we sat across the table; I felt the mounting tension. This woman had some kind of hold over me…I found myself wanting to flee as far as possible from her and at the same time, I wanted to sit and stare at her all day and, perhaps dash across the table, defying all odds … Continue reading Betrayals and Funerals – 12

Betrayals and Funerals – 11

KEMI After I left Pastor B’s office, I decided to take a drive around to clear my head. The counselling section hadn’t gone exactly as planned…we didn’t talk about Shirley or the questions I had, we’d only talked as old friends. It had done me a great deal of good and had taken my mind … Continue reading Betrayals and Funerals – 11

Betrayals and Funerals – 10

I stared at the photograph in my hand. It was a picture I knew well, because I’d taken it myself. Yes, I’d taken it…but I hadn’t developed the film. The film was still in my studio, awaiting attention. The lady in the picture was finely shaped, her face was the type camera loved, with almond-shaped … Continue reading Betrayals and Funerals – 10

Betrayals and Funerals -9

“Hello, Kemi.” Pastor B was the first to break the awkward silence. “Hi, Pastor B.” I replied, shifting my gaze from Delia. “Kemi, hello.” Delia spoke finally. “I…I was just coming to see you.” “Really?” We hadn’t spoken since the last time we met. I was beginning to think I’d been a little too harsh … Continue reading Betrayals and Funerals -9

Betrayals and Funerals – 8

“Honey, I asked what you think?” Kemi nudged me. “I…uh…I just think you need to see a professional.” I stalled. She made an unlady-like sound and said. “Am I that crazy?” “No, no. That’s not what I mean. I just don’t know if Pastor Barry is in the best of position to…you know…talk to.” It … Continue reading Betrayals and Funerals – 8

Betrayals and Funerals – 7

“Hey.” He kissed me. I didn’t answer him. “You were asleep when I left. You looked so peaceful; I didn’t wanna risk waking you.” He smiled at me. I couldn’t help thinking how handsome he looked. I was still intensely in love with him. “Meanwhile, I got take-out. I wanted us to eat something different … Continue reading Betrayals and Funerals – 7

Betrayals and Funerals – 6

Delia and I spent the rest of the morning together. I had to admit it wasn’t as fun and cosy as it used to be. Before we always had Shirley to talk about; her latest escapade, her latest whim or latest crush. Now we had to search for what to say. Little else interested me. … Continue reading Betrayals and Funerals – 6

Betrayals and Funerals – 3

My husband told me later that I’d almost drowned. They’d found me in the bath tub covered with water and a knife lying beside me. However, I have no memory of how I wound up in the bathroom. I was diagnosed with first-level hypothermia; the few hours I’d spent in the bath tub had somehow … Continue reading Betrayals and Funerals – 3

Betrayals and Funerals – 2

Betrayals and Funerals – 2

“Mummy…” Shirley’s voice was distinct and clear. I spun round, expecting to see my daughter smiling up at me. I saw nothing. There was no one in the house but me. Was I hallucinating? I turned my attention back to the attractive knife. What exactly did I intend to do? I asked myself. Tentatively, I … Continue reading Betrayals and Funerals – 2