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The Widow

Behind her, she heard the rear door splinter.
"You're back," she said. "Back from the grave to console the widow?"
There were only shuffling noises in the darkness.
"I wish I could say it's good to see you," she said. "But I can't. I can't see anything. As you darn well know." By touch she found the right kitchen drawer, reached for her husband's old revolver, and pulled back its hammer. "On the other hand, you know what they say about widows."
The noises came closer.
"A widow always knows where her husband is," she said, and shot the zombie.
The End
This story was first published on Thursday, October 28th, 2021
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