671. A stately catch in black
© Bruce Goodman 12 August 2015
It was only two weeks until the wedding and Charlene received a tragic phone call. Charlene was devastated, naturally. Her fiancé had died suddenly in the shower.
It was only two weeks before she was to wed one of the biggest mega-millionaires on the planet, and now all was washed down the shower plughole. Admittedly, he was old… But still, it was a shock, and quite, quite premature.
Charlene knew he hadn’t as yet changed his will. Most of the riches would go to his three children and his ex-wives. Perhaps she’d get a bit. But it had been only two weeks away from the real bonanza.
However, there are more fish in the sea, thought Charlene putting on a brave face. She made an appointment with the hairdresser. She purchased a glorious outfit. She would be noticed at the funeral. Her almost-husband’s rich old friends would surely find the grieving almost-widow a figure of attraction. A stately catch in black.