Flash Fiction: Heartbreak in 4 sentences

My prompt: “Make me feel heartbroken in 4 sentences or less.”

I could still hear the doctor’s words ringing in my head as I sat there, holding my wife’s hand.

“I’m sorry, Mr. Phillips, but I’m afraid that there’s nothing we can do.”

The pistol was surprisingly heavy in my hand; it had been years since I had last removed it from its drawer.

I tilted my head back, looking up at the ceiling, imagining that my wife was beckoning me towards her.

Author’s note: I am not at all depressed!  Quite the opposite, in fact.  But the prompt said to write something heartbreaking, and so I did.  Don’t be worried!  The flow of fiction won’t stop!

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