Rekindled

She padded into the bedroom from the en suite, clad only in underwear, and stood in front of the full-length mirror. Not bad, she thought. Despite her advancing years, not bad. Settling at her dressing table, she flipped open her laptop. Its fan started to whirr, breaking the silence. It was always silent now that he was gone.

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Dirty Harriet

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 14 April 2021, impromptu.

He cut up an old lady, retired,
They pulled up at a red light, required,
Then a look in his eyes,
One of outright surprise,
When she took out a pistol and fired.

On reflection, I thought I’d better say something – in the UK, we say “cut up” but a couple of US English readers are used to the phrase “cut off”.