The Incense Salesman
I Love You
There was nothing the doctors could do for her. Megan Bidonno of Treeburg, New Jersey, died mercilessly on the third anniversary of her relationship with Darren Shmurnski.
The funeral was carried out a couple weeks later – Megan’s family was not happy with Darren’s incompetence, but after many and many’a screaming match, they came to an understanding and forgave the lowly, backwoods Treeburgian. Even the relative from Vegas – who wasn’t actually a relative but a long-distance fiancé whom the parents knew all about – found enough goodness in his heart to forgive Darren for dragging Megan into the woods on that fateful day. Of course it was all Darren’s fault – had he not liked bumbling around in the forest so much, Megan never would have perished, as they all reminded him multiple times throughout the process of burying the girl – but they are good Christians, and so they forgave Darren and left him alone to bear the weight of their dead daughter, their dead daughter who died so tragically young, their dead daughter who Darren once carried in his arms (but not fast enough), who he’ll now carry on his conscious for the rest of his life.
In the end, Darren and Megan’s three-year-long relationship concluded in much the same way it was spent: without the uttering of the words I love you.
Hello Commons, this has been the fifth subchapter of the ninth story from Convenient Incidents, an anthology of fifteen interconnected short stories which revolve around a man by the name of Hilter Odolf Williamson.
Convenient Incidents is part of the Third Spiral, an anthology of sorts called The Here and Now which is comprised of stories told from the various planes of Existence.
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