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The Letter Safe

The Letter Safe

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Published by Terry Collett
A WOMAN AND HER LOVER'S SECRET LOVE LETTER HIDDEN
A WOMAN AND HER LOVER'S SECRET LOVE LETTER HIDDEN

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Published by: Terry Collett on Mar 20, 2013
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 THE LETTER SAFE.She has the letter safe,tucked out of sight,pushed between breastsbeneath her dress.She has read it sooften she knows itby heart, each word,each phrase he used,the images his wordshad conjured. Herhands shook whenthe letter came, herhusband just acrossthe table; his eyes onhis own mail not hers,his dark eyes scanningthe page. She thoughtshe had blushed whenthe words touched hereyes, when the imagesrose before her sight.Now in her room alone,her husband out on hisbusiness, she pulls outthe letter again, holds itbetween fingers, sniffsthe pages, the smell of ink and sweated brow.
 
She holds it to her breasts,near where her heart lies,pushing it closer, wantingto put it into her heart’s tickand hold. Her first lover inmarriage, her husbandunaware, not guessingwhy she blushed or herhands shook. He talkedof business and Brinston’shunt and the need forthe hounds to be ready.She sat sensing the papernear her heart, tuckedbetween breasts, his wordsburning their way intoher mind, gazing at herhusband’s jaw, his nose,the way it slightly hookedover his glass of wine.Now standing by the tallwindow she peers on tothe lawn, sees the roses,the high hedges, the oldgardener rising and bowingas he tended work. Shereads the letter once more,mouthing the words likea child new to learning,a finger moving across

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