The Last Post

‘I had to sign for this one.’ He waves an envelope at her. ‘But here’s an invitation to your sister’s wedding. Is this third time lucky?’

‘That was addressed to me.’

‘Sorry, darling. Pour me another coffee.’

‘I hope Jess is happier in this marriage.’

‘No staying power, that girl: always running from her problems.’

‘She married an adulterer, and then a bully. Sometimes you have to run away.’

‘Selfish nonsense. Any croissants left?’

‘You ate the last two.’

‘Buy more next time. Now, I wonder what’s in my letter.’

‘Only our divorce papers.’

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