Three Word Wednesday : occur, ragged, and tidy
It never occurred to him to be worried. He should have known better. Everything was in it’s place, nice and tidy. “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” Mother used to say. Ben always thought as long as he had his house in order the rest of his life would follow suit.
Unfortunately for Ben, he never reckoned on meeting Lucia. He had been seeing her for a month and had planned their one month anniversary down to the last detail. She was a bit of a slob but that would change. He would help her.
His cleaning lady had come on her off day. He paid her double to make sure the house was spotless. He ordered all of Lucia’s favorite dishes from the deli and had the bakery make a special tiramisu. The table was set and the wine that had been chilling was now sitting in a sweating bucket of lukewarm water leaving a white spot on the table. The candles had burned themselves out and wax puddled around them.
Ben sat with a ragged hole in his throat, leaking blood all over the nice shiny floor. There was one finger sized hole in the tiramisu. Mother would have been so disappointed.