Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh
Copyright September 2, 2015
Matilda smoothed her dress down as she heard the locomotive approaching. She was here to surprise her husband, Douglas. As the train pulled into the station she eagerly started watching for him. She saw him disembark, turn around to help a young lady out and then kiss her.
Matilda was shocked then outraged. She turned to leave, but Douglas saw her and looked perplexed. He came over to her and the young lady followed demanding to know who the girl was he was talking to.
Douglas turned to the young lady and said, “This is my wife Matilda.”
“I didn’t know you were married. How dare you?”
Matilda said nothing and watched the exchange. The train began to leave the station and was picking up speed.
The young lady yelled, ”Bastard,” and pushed Douglas down on the tracks in front of the quickly moving locomotive.
Matilda never said a word.