Happily Never After

“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

  1. 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!

  2. Plot twist.

    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.

    Dark 😕

    Great short story share Pooja!

  3. 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. 🔪 🎃

  4. 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….

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

      1. 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.😊

  7. 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🤣🤣?

  8. 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! 🙂

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