The Wayward Guest (a 50-word story)

bitterness

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Photographs of smiling family portraits in the guest bedroom seem to mock his failure to hold his own family together. Bitterness overwhelms him as he impulsively grabs the decorative sword from the wall and creeps inside his hosts’ bedroom.  Soon after puncturing both their throats, he wails, “I’m so sorry.”

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