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Remnants Jess Butcher

Remnants

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Remnants (Lexington Avenue Express - Short Fiction)His eyesight had dwindled away in the year following his stroke. At the age of forty-one all that remained for him now was his writing, and his love for her, and the terrible burden of the secret heMoreRemnants (Lexington Avenue Express - Short Fiction)His eyesight had dwindled away in the year following his stroke. At the age of forty-one all that remained for him now was his writing, and his love for her, and the terrible burden of the secret he bore.She turned from the screen, done with her editing. This is good, Walter, but its sort of ...Creepy, he whispered, smiling, knowing shed smile too.I suppose, but it is good. Do you want me to read it to you one more time? she asked.No, I think I’ll leave it as-is- this ones only a lark anyhow.Of course, she knew it was a lark but she didnt say so. Before his illness, hed enjoyed some small success, at least enough to eke out a modest living. Now blind and partially paralyzed, he clung to his work as he drifted on the gauzy, gray waves of a tossing sea.Shall I post it now? his wife asked and he nodded his response from the wheelchair.Instinctively, he reached forward and touched her forearm gently with trembling fingertips. Thank you, sweetie, he said in a thin voice. As faint keyboard clicks confirmed she was entering a familiar website and copying his text file there, his thoughts drifted to bright Sunday afternoons, her laughter, her loving touch.Okay, mission accomplished she quipped. Well look back in tomorrow and see what people have to say about the first chapter of REMNANTS- for now, how about some lunch?