Can Lightning Strike Again?
This is the storycube challenge. My cubes came out: lightning, pyramid (tomb), lock, house and two people fighting.
The first thing that came to mind was my oldest brother's divorce eight years ago. This is his story, and I hope I've been fair to both parties.
They were the kind of couple that I would watch all the adversity heaped upon them and think, "If they can make their marriage work, anyone can." But, eventually, she left him for another man. He started dating and then, she wanted him back. But it was too late!
1. I came home to find the locks all changed.
You've been acting a wee bit strange.
For six months now, you've shut me out.
I sit down to talk; you leave the room.
Our home has become a tomb.
You won't tell me what it's about
Where once we had electricity,
Now it's just a mystery.
Can lightning strike again?
Can we find a piece of heav'n?
Or, are we fated to fail?
Staying together is hell.
2. Car accident our wedding night
Gave us an awful fright;
The hospital was our honeymoon.
No insurance to pay our debt.
I worked three jobs; stayed in the red.
The bills so large, it changed our tune.
Our young love, built on hopes and dreams,
Scattered to ruins, it seems.
3. Now's my birthday. My things on porch.
I find your note demands divorce.
I've tried my best to provide and please.
Over 20 years, we've struggled and fought
To save a marriage destined for naught
Raising three kids with special needs.
You say there's no electricity.
Look at our history!
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