After All, Tomorrow is Another Day…

Linda sat with her husband, Victor, at the dinner table and cast a glance at him

from the corner of her eye. Her eyes became narrower as she tried suppress the storm that was raging inside her since morning. She gently patted her forehead with the napkin to wipe off the tiny beads of sweat that formed on her temples again and again despite the temperature of the room being just fine. She forced her lips to arc into a smile lest her pale, deathly face alarm her husband. Her excitement was unfathomable. She took a deep breath to calm herself down worried that her pounding heart would give away the secret that it had so faithfully guarded for such a long time.

Victor sat at the dinner table with the confidence of a man who was aware of what he wanted from the world and knew how to get it. His dark black hair were neatly combed back to reveal a face that always wore a formidable expression that forced his peers to fear him. His immaculate dressing sense had always earned him a soft spot in every woman’s heart in town. The smell of success and prosperity oozed from every cell on his skin. It was a smell that made his well wishers proud and his enemies, nauseated.

Victor looked up from his plate and smiled at his wife. “Darling, will you please refill my glass with wine?”

Linda took the glass silently and went to the bar with that smell still lingering in her nostrils. Her mind was in a state of chaos. If only she had loved him more, if only he hadn’t been so rich, if only he hadn’t signed the will the previous week she would have let him stay alive. Her hands quivered as she fished a vial of poison from her pockets and emptied it into her husband’s drink.

Victor took a sip of the wine and smiled at his wife. “Darling, it has been a long time since we last met grandma. Do you want to pay her a visit tomorrow?”

“Tommorow!”, Linda exclaimed. A malicious glow spread across her face. “We’ll see, Honey, we’ll see. After all, tomorrow is another day”.

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17 responses to “After All, Tomorrow is Another Day…”

  1. Destination Infinity says :

    Some twists in the story might make it interesting – Victor too poised her glass of wine, while she was away. What a made for each other couple! 🙂

    Destination Infinity

  2. Chatterbox says :

    Very interesting take on the prompt 😀
    Loved the narration 😀 😀

  3. Harsha K N says :

    Filmy story kinda narrated in a classy manner with a twist which actually makes it filmy 🙂 Loved it .Poor Victor though !!

  4. whitesnake says :

    My name is BOND …….James BOND

  5. Smita says :

    Ah! Evil lady!!
    Loved the way ypu played with the words! A good read 🙂

  6. Nimue says :

    Money corrupts 😉
    Well written !

  7. Bindu says :

    Ha ha, Scarlett’s parting shot has been one of favorites and you have given a total twist to that. Good one!

  8. Chhavi says :

    🙂 Thanks Bindu

  9. Bikram says :

    Hmmmm well are we going to know what was the reason behind the poisoning ..

    Why would someone go to so much length .. was it jsut for money..

    on monday a program comes Crimewatch here on bbc, they showed a women who had done the same thing, killed Twice earlier her husbands and then married a third one and then stabed him , he was lucky he survived and she got caught 🙂

  10. Chhavi says :

    Oh yes Bikram. Just for money. 😉 But relax, this is fiction.

  11. Deboshree says :

    Gosh. What’s with the killer instinct these days Chhavi? I am scared. And jittery. You wrote that one exceptionally well.

    • Chhavi says :

      Yeah… there is something wrong with me these days. I hope to get out of this phase soon 😉
      Thanks for the appreciation Deboshree. Pleasure to know you liked it 🙂

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