Together Forever/Friday Fictioneers

“Why do you keep this horrid thing around?”

Marla smiled. “Devon tried his best to make beautiful music on this piano.”

“But Devon is dead. The piano is decayed. And there’re things growing on it.”

“They’re called flowers, Eva. Flowers are nice.”

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“Some flowers are nice. These look more like weeds.” She sipped her tea. “Kind of like that weed of a husband you had.”

“Which is why I had Devon cremated before his death could be properly investigated.”

“You killed him?”

“Yes. And his ashes are right where they belong. Rotting into the ground along with his precious piano.”


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About Shirley McCann

Shirley McCann is a tea drinker and avid reader. She lives in Springfield, MO with her two children and five grandchildren.
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20 Responses to Together Forever/Friday Fictioneers

  1. Oh, I wasn’t expecting that turn of events! Thanks for surprising me, Shirley.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  2. Dear Shirley,

    Well that’s one way of keeping Devon’s memory “alive.” Well played.




  3. Thank you. Hoping to get through all the stories this weekend. Love reading them.


  4. Lynn Love says:

    Bad husband, excellent fertiliser! Thanks for the twist ending there, Shirley. Great take on the FF picture this week


  5. James McEwan says:

    I see, Eva is a decisive type – any old rubbish is thrown out including useless husbands. Nice lady.


  6. Gotta do what you gotta do. Thanks for reading.


  7. draliman says:

    Ooh, I thought this was going to be a “keeping it for the beautiful memories” story when it rather suddenly took a rather dark turn. Nice one!

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Marla’s not messing about, is she!? Still, should get some good plants now 🙂

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  9. Dale says:

    Goodness she is so matter of fact about it! He must have been awful!

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  10. I’m surprised she confessed so freely and without remorse. That’s one way of keeping Devon quiet.

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  11. subroto says:

    Its all for the best as he seems to be of more use to her as compost instead 🙂

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  12. They ashes make good fertiliser…

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  13. Margaret says:

    She’s prolonging the memory by keeping the piano. She must have hd a soft spot for poor old Devon somewhere. Good twist at the end.

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  14. Sandra says:

    He doesn’t sound to have been the most well-liked of husbands. 😦

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  15. Oof! That’s cold. He couldn’t have been a keeper either.

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  16. That was some unexpected turn of events, Shirley. Brilliant!


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