Incidents Short story

A promise unkept

Just before Granny’s surgery, we spoke. ‘When you come here, meet me FIRST, Ok?’ she made me promise. I landed, jetlagged. She was feverish. I forgot all about the promise I had made.

I went this morning, to see her body.

I hadn’t forgotten to bring her favourite chocolate. It now lies untouched. Like my promise, unkept.