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Open Envelope

The letter lay where she had left it on the table, address side down, yawning like a bored professor during a student presentation.
“You opened it,” said her husband, hands folded neatly on the table in front of him.
Leant against the sink she studied him. Her mother had warned her things might end badly, that at some point there might be another woman, or drink or gambling, nothing like this though.
“How long?” she whispered as he picked up the envelope and pulled out the slip of paper within.
“Three months,” he said, re folding the page despite its already crisp lines, “four, the doctor said, if I’m optimistic.”


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Carol Forrester is a twenty-three year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


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