Last time I saw Gloria Metcalf she was standing by the trees looking at the gravestone of her child.

I had a premonition something was going to happen but dismissed it.

Gloria disappeared moments later and I couldn't see any trace of her which I thought strange, normally I would see the back of her as she slowly walked down the path towards the gate.

So you can imagine the shock when I heard the evening news that day and realised that at the time I saw her, she had already been dead for about six hours. Suicide.

I decided against telling Bob as he was the least open minded man I'd ever known. I would tell my sister tomorrow even though I was desperate to tell her now, but she was doing something important and needed to concentrate.

Just before bed, I looked into the bathroom mirror and thought I saw Gloria just for a second. She looked so happy.

I felt a shiver go through me then I felt at peace.

She must have seen her child again.


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Anglea (joined almost 12 years ago)

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