THE MESSAGE

Photo by Jessie Cross

“The Message”

Tuskan was enjoying a peaceful afternoon meal until he heard his name being called.  The voice he heard was loud and had a certain pitch of panic in it.  He looked up just as his friend Edwin was approaching him.

Edwin could barely talk as he urged Tuskan to follow him.  They hurried outside and Tuskan saw the train disappear as it rounded the curve of the tracks.  Then he noticed the woman laying beside the tracks.

According to Edwin the woman had been thrown from the train as it passed by the house. She was lifeless and clutching a piece of paper in her hand.  Tuskan reached down and took the paper, unfolded it and began to read the message written on it.

My dearest darling, you know how much I love you.  We have been together for many, many years and I can not bear the thought of my losing you.  I have always felt we belonged together and I would do anything to keep it that way.  So, my darling, when you read this letter we will soon be together once again.  My friend promised he would take care of all the arrangements. 

Edwin said he remembered seeing this woman and her husband at one of the local restaurants where they worked. The husband had gotten ill and passed away just a few weeks ago.

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