She cried secretly the day he shaved off his beard. Wives always know when there’s another woman.
He started growing it on their wedding day. His beard was their life together; 30 years, 2 children, a house, retirement plans.
But everything would change now Edward had decided to become Emily.
Lee Otto lives in Australia with her husband, 2 children and plethora of cats. At 60, after life as a technical writer, she became intrigued by flash fiction. This is her second attempt at having anything fictional published.
She could feel it at the very edges of her fingertips. If she reached a little more, just a little, she could grab it. She summoned the last of her strength and energy.
But it was gone.
Her doctor explained to her husband that Alzheimers is a slow degenerative disease.
Lee Otto lives in Australia with her husband, two children, and plethora of cats. At 60, after a life spent as a technical writer, she decided to find out what fiction writing is all about and enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts majoring in fiction writing. This is her first attempt at having anything fictional published.