A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 036, Monday
February 5th, 2018
Chapter One: Notice
Kathy knew it when it happened. She felt a disturbance, it was subtle, but it was Jim, and he was dead.
Kathy knew now that she would never see him again, she was certain of it. Her own emotions twisted up in waves of turbulence. She was shaken, and she felt in her gut that he had planned this.
Jim was orchestrating these events, her responses, he was engaged in a level of manipulation that she had never thought was possible with him, it caused her to look into her heart and question everything.
Kathy had believed that she was impervious to the manipulations of others, because there was not a person who she had ever met that she was unable to read, except Jim.
Now she felt that there entire relationship was a lie.
She was stunned.
When the initial shock had passed, when it was over, she felt the hollow emptiness, and the peace of being in a vacuum.
She was not surprised when she received the call informing her that his body was discovered by the flight attendants, and that by the time they got to him he was already dead. They never noticed that he had been in distress, they said, and they were not a witness to the moment of his passing. It happened in flight.
He had been still and quiet after take-off, and they thought he was merely sleeping.
Once again Jim’s behavior was unexplainable by anyone.
He died as he lived, a mystery.
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