1300 words Women's Fiction
Mavis and Tom were a childless couple, who spent all their married life, keeping to a routine, and never changing. Tom was old fashioned and would not agree to Mavis going out to work. One day, however, Tom began to change his routine, and the result was a big surprise for Mavis.
Mavis heard the stairs creak; he must be on the fifth stair. Almost every morning for the last thirty years, Tom had brought her a cup of tea, placing it carefully on the bedside cabinet. “I’m off now dear. Another day another dollar.” It was the same routine every day. This morning, however, his mind seemed elsewhere. Suddenly, Tom was sprawled across the bed, tea dripping over the beautiful cream silk bedcovers.