Flash Fiction Friday ~ 7 Deadly Sins w/ Dawn Kirby

Friday, September 7, 2018
This Weeks Sin is Wrath Part 2

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Anger Management  (Wrath Part 2)

By Dawn Kirby

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the outside looking in? I never did. I took everything I had for granted. I let the silliest things get to me. I let anger win. My penance? A lifetime of purgatory until the souls I hurt are at peace. 
For a year I’ve waited for at least one to let their anger go. I’ve watched while my wife recovered from injuries sustained in the crash. While my kids had surgery after surgery to repair the damage the bullets and debris from the cars had caused. Not one day went by that I didn’t wish to take on their pain.

They weren’t the ones. The man I’d fought so hard that day was still hanging on. By a thread, but still breathing. Kind of. His wife refused to take him off life support despite what the doctors said. She wasn’t ready to say goodbye, which meant my debt couldn’t be paid. 

Then there was a teenage girl- collateral damage you could say. She’d lost her leg in the accident when our car slammed into hers. They had to use the jaws of life to get her out and then life flight her to a hospital 300 miles away to get her the treatment she needed. The hate I feel coming from her makes me wonder if I’ll ever see the end of this hell. 

I’m not sure what else you could it. You see, life moves on after you die. That’s probably the most painful thing for me. My wife needs love. My kids need a father. The same hand that cursed me to this non-death, provided them with exactly what they needed. A man. One willing to pick up where I left off. A man who’ll play catch with my son. Go to Daddy-Daughter dances with my daughter. Kiss my wife. Love my wife. Sleep with my wife. This man has replaced me in every sense of the word. His ring retired mine just last month.

Now I watch as my wife prepares the house and my children for the birth of another child. 

I feel no anger now. The lesson has been learned. The consequences of my action however will drag on. I have a feeling I’ll be here to see my daughter walk down the aisle with him. Watch as my grandkids call him Papa. I’ll see the love my wife once had for me shower all over him. 

My hell…I’ll never die, not really. I’ll never escape. I’ll never find peace. I’ll relive my mistakes a thousand times and there won’t be a thing I can do to save myself.   


If YOU are just joining us you can find part one here.   

Dawn Kirby lives in West TX with Jamie, her husband of 17 years and their three , DECEIT and TRIBULATIONS. All three part of the paranormal romance Serenity Series published by Twisted Core Press. Her work is also featured in several 7DS Books anthologies such as SEVEN DEADLY SINSA MAN’S PROMISELINGER, among several others. Another short, DATE NIGHT was published in 13 Tales of the Paranormal by Firefly and Wisp. To find out more about Dawn's work please visit www.dawnmkirby.com.
wonderful children Tristan, Aishlynn and Shelby. She's the author of 

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The Serenity
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Secrets Book 1
Deceit  Book 2
Tribulations Book 3  


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