Letter-#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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{Before reading today’s post, hop over and read

part 1 of the story ‘C for Code, if you haven’t already}


Sylvia’s face crumpled into tears at the sight of Dave’s still body on the floor and she turned away, unable to bear the redness of the blood before her.

That’s when she saw it. On the kitchen counter. A letter in Dave’s hand.

Hands shaking, she picked it up and read:

Darling Sylvia,

It was time to show you how much you meant to me. Your love for me has been so overwhelming and pure that I could not go on. Not like this. I needed to declare my love in the only way possible: by taking my life. For that is how much I love you.

I need you to know that I would give my life for you. In a heartbeat, without forethought, without a second’s pause. Most people are content to live in their cocoon of existence, being loved. But without reciprocation, what use is this love? So, my dearest, here I lie, as a token of my code. Red in love.Β 

For you.

Signed in red,


Tears streaming now, she sobbed as she read the footnote:

P.S. Turn around

Sylvia turned and screamed as Dave stood there, drenched in what was now clearly red paint, holding up a bouquet of red roses and a card that said, ‘ Happy Valentine’sΒ Day!’


A-Z Challenge 2015

My theme for the Challenge this year is

Alternate Β Angles

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43 thoughts on “Letter-#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

  1. Ha! I sure did NOT see that coming!! Well done, Shailaja πŸ˜€ Here I thought Dave was mentally ill but instead, he’s devious and clever. Sylvia must be very angry now – I would be!

  2. Uff! Really! Not a good thing to do on Valentine’s Day! Not a good thing to do on any day! Had it been me instead of Sylvia….

  3. Oh, that was shocking surprise. I wonder how Sylvia took the surprise. If I was her, my husband would be murdered in reality πŸ™‚ But yes, I think that surprise might have made Sylvia realize how much she loved her husband. But still horrible prank to play on V day πŸ™‚

  4. That was so mean of him !!! But I loved the way it ended. I surely would have given an earful if I was in Sylvia’s place but then the “thoughtful” gesture would melt me away. πŸ˜›

  5. Gosh, Shailaja your twists are getting spookier and most unpredictable by the day! Though, I’m glad you gave a happy ending to this bloody story πŸ˜‰

  6. Are u surprised I am here so soon? πŸ˜› Speaking of surprises, this guy’s idea of a valentine surprise is twisted. Did she survive? πŸ˜›

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