“No, please where are you takin g my husband? What is all this even about?” I yelled at the police officer arresting my husband.
“Ma’am, did you know husband was having an affair with someone called Anna Kipper?”
I stood there looking stunned. “What? No… No… That can’t be,” I whispered.
“We have pictures and DNA evidence. He was also the last person seen with her and they were seen arguing by multiple witnesses.”
“I… can’t believe this is happening to me…” I sobbed.
“Ma’am, I’m sorry but he is our prime suspect at this time and we need to take him in for questioning.”
“I’m so sorry, Jess. I didn’t mean to hurt you. I cheated BUT I DIDN’T DO IT!…” Jack, yelled as they took him away.
“What happened to this woman? Do you know what’s going on?” I asked the detective still standing at my doorstep.
“Yes, she died of multiple stab wounds some time after witnesses saw her and your husband fighting at a restaurant,” explained the detective.
“He told me he had a work meeting…” I said more to myself than anyone.
“I’m so sorry about your situation, I know this can’t be easy.”
“If my husband did do what you’re accusing him off, I just want to help in any way possible… it’s like I don’t even know him…” I told the detective.
“Thank you, we appreciate your cooperation.” said the detective. With that he nodded and walked to his car.
I went back into the house, I could already see some neighbours spying from their windows. Always so damn nosy. I wipe the tears off my face and sigh. One part of the act is officially over. As if Jack could ever be smart enough to pull off a murder. I had planned Anna’s murder for weeks. And before you go feeling bad for her, she was fully aware that Jack was married and had actively been trying to get him to leave me. And he actually seemed to be falling for it. I couldn’t have that. I couldn’t have people thinking I was divorced.
That night I had followed them and overheard their argument at the restaurant. She wanted him to leave me and he said he was working on it. Apparently she was getting impatient. I knew that if I was going to do this, it had to be tonight. While my husband went back to his office to cool off, I followed Anna home, snuck in and… well you know the rest. I made sure to use a knife with my husbands print on it. I had carefully saved it from the night he made our anniversary dinner. That’s seven years I’ll never get back.
Now all I had to do was play the perfect victim. The innocent wife who knew nothing about her husband’s affair. Everyone loves a good victim. The media is going to eat it up.
I smiled as I grabbed a celebratory glass of champagne and headed to bed. For the first time in a long time, I would be sleeping like a baby.
I hope you guys enjoyed this short story, “Happily Never After”. To be honest, I didn’t have a post today so I decided to write a short story since those don’t take too much time. And since it’s Halloween it had to be Halloween themed of course! Because I love murder mystery books with a twist I wanted to write a short story with a similar theme. And “Happily Never After” just sort of came to me. Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed it!
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99 thoughts on “Happily Never After”
Oh this was great Pooja! I love when you post short stories 🙂🙂
Thank you so much! 😊
I like a good murder mystery! This was great! Would you consider making an audio version of your short stories? I think a lot of people would appreciate falling asleep to these type of stories (or hearing them in general). Thanks for sharing as usual!
Thank you so much! I would love to make audios of them. I’ll add them to my podcast and I’ll let everyone know when they are up 😊
The mistress that the wife stabbed actually survived and went on to pursue her killer.
She conspired with the police officer to trick the wife into thinking she had died, and the authority was just acting and buying the other policemen some time to place hidden cameras around and inside her house.
By the time the wife was done acting, she went back home celebrating and the hidden surveillance caught her in the act.
And so the legal fight began. The wife accused for attempted murder. The husband and the mistress accused of adultery. But the later won the case since the wife doesn’t have sufficient defense to counter the suit against her.
Great short story share Pooja!
Ooh wow, that would be a very interesting plot twist 😮
YYYYe- yes mame. I’m not offend, write whatever you want. Stay calm now. Thank God I’m still on your good side, right? RIGHT??? lol
Lol… yes totally…
Yes, she probably got away with it, but she’s haunted every since with a body on her conscience.
Like the Edgar Allen Poe story, The Tell-Tale Heart.
Oooohh! That was great!
It was literally Awesome ,😇✨✌️
Thank you so much 😊
Great story… and scary in an unexpected way!
Thank you so much!
This is why I absolutely adore your work
Because you always bring something new and unexpected. My most favourite blogger 😁.
When you say you don’t have anything to share, that’s the best thing, because then you break the limits and go beyond with ideas and creativity. You always show how well you can work with multiple niches.
About the story, it’s amazing actually. Love the way it has started. You can go further with the story by showing the dark side of the wife. There’s a scope. 🔪 🎃
Thanks so much! I guess sometimes the best ideas come to you when you have no ideas 😊
Oh no, remind me never to sleep with you!!😂
Lol I may forget to remind you when I get very mad 😂
And it happens in real life too. 🙂
Yes, it absolutely does.
Amazing story, Pooja.
It sounded so much like movie- Ittefaq.
I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but i think you’ll like it.
Yeh konsi movie he?? 🤔
A bollywood movie starring sidharth malhotra
Pata ni, uski to flop hoti he mostly movie to dekhi ni 😛
Kisne kha flop movies achi ni hoti😅
Yeh movie kab ai kab gai pata ni chala. Tumne theatre me dekhi yeh??
I guess in 2017..i don’t remember.
Haa.. Theatre m dekhi thi mne
Thanks so much. I hadn’t heard of that movie but it sounds interesting so I will definitely check it out!
I love murder mysteries, and the twist in this one was *chef’s kisses* Loved it!
Thank you so much!
Great thriller story!
Totally knew it was the wife before I got to the end!
Loved it, an amazing short story…kinda reminds me of “Gone Girl”.
Thanks so much. I love “Gone Girl.”
Good story with the shocking end!
Thank you so much!
Wow, scary stuff 🙂
Thanks so much.
Nice idea!! I like murder mysteries and detective stories. I am worried about your future husband, he would better stay faithful 😛
Thanks so much! Lol he better 😂
That was good. I like the twist.
Thanks so much.
An interesting change of pace, well done.
Thank you so much.
It’s a good thing that she covered her hair and didn’t get scratched in the struggle. A hair at the scene and her skin under the victim’s finger nails would be a hard thing to explain, as well as blood on her clothes and shoes left in the trash. I see that she thinks fast. But it’s unfortunate that Anna’s sister who was also having an affair with Jack followed Jess as she followed Anna. With both Anna and Jess out of the way, she and Jack can live happily ever after. But that’s a long story, so to make a long story short….
Haha well that’s another very interesting plot twist.
Oh my word
Love the twist
Thank you so much
Really engrossing short story with a dark twist!! Excellent👏👏👍
Thank you so much!
Spooky ! Nice one.
Thanks so much!
I was left wondering what was going to happen next. Could there be a turnaround in the story where they actually find out that she was the murderer? This is a great story, you should continue it. It is like one of the murder mysteries I have seen on television. Absolutely great. I enjoyed it.
Thank you so much. Not sure if I will continue the story but I might.
It’s a very nice and thriller story as in CID serial I don’t know you watch it or not but in that we think of someone as culprit but someone else comes out as the killer.
Thanks so much, I’m not familiar with that but yes that’s the kind of twist I like.
Yaa! A too actually it’s a thrilling experience and sometimes it helps us to solve complex cases in our lives.Due to such activities our mind is able to think on both sides of the coin.😊
Yes, true. It helps us think.
Lovely Short story.
This is really awesome👍
Thank you 😊
I hope you have a good alibi, and your husband doesn’t have one back at the office. How about hair and fibers are you sure you didn’t leave any behind🤣🤣?
Of course, those are the first things I checked 😂
I think you may have a thriller/mystery book or two in you just itching to come out!
I think so too!
Lol! Keep writing!
All I can say, 😲. You make a fine murder mystery story-teller !❤️
Haha thank you 😊
Lovely story 💞, happily ever after is what I wish for if it exist.
Thank you and I hope you find your happily ever after 😊
I think this short story has got to be my favorite!! I totally could have read more. Awesome job!
I pictured the whole thing in my head like a movie 😂
Aww thanks so much! Hear that Netflix?? Buy my story! 🤣
Say it louder for the producers in the back!!!!! 🗣🗣🗣🗣
Gripping story that leaves the reader on tenderhooks, with a great shock twist. Beautifully written!
Thank you! 🙂
Ooh, this was great! I like the twist that the wife did it… And she was very conniving! I write myself, but I’ve always been self conscious about posting anything. I can tell you they’re not anywhere near as good as this! I’ll have to check out your other short stories! 🙂
That was a good story and seemingly a perfect crime. I like to watch crime dramas too.
Thanks so much. Crime dramas are very interesting.
I haven’t had much time for anything lately
Hopefully it’ll ease up soon once you’re done learning about the job and start working.
I hope so. I miss my writing, but I need the paycheck
I understand, as adults we need to make these sacrifices sometimes.
Great twist in the story…well written and conceived!!
Thank you so much!