Today, fireworks announce the bonfire of a marriage. I told you yesterday about Luke meeting Sandra by chance (fate?) at the Library; how they met the following day at the College for a meal; about Sandra learning what had really happened the night she’d dumped him; and how she revealed to him that her marriage wasn’t working anymore. I promised to tell you how the day had ended. Here we go:
Before events moved on to the evening, the meal at the College with Luke finished with him telling her that he’d never stopped loving her. She told him that she wanted to give Norman one last chance.
At home, later, there was a pleasant family meal – husband, wife and both children. Sandra and Norman then retired to their Living Room, where Sandra asked him to turn off the TV – because there was a need for them to talk. He asked her what there was left to talk about. She said that she agreed with his feeling, and that she too felt that their marriage was now continuing in name only. She told him that she was fed- up with his excuses for never being at home, and how foolish he looked playing Sugar Daddy with the girl from the office.
Norman told her that what happened at the office was none of her business. She promised to make it her business, and that she’d speak to his partner. She warned him that he had one last chance to get his act together. She let him know that she’d had lunch with her former boyfriend, who wanted her to come back to him. Things got heated and he slapped her. Oops! There went that last chance. She left the room and showed Barbara where he’d hit her.
Only three more chapters to write once I’ve finished this one. 26,000 words or so up to now. Probably a novella rather than a novel, but I’ve really enjoyed writing it up to now.
The photograph today is of the Liverpool River of Light celebrations in November 2018. It’s one of a series of images I took that night and was my first attempt at photographing fireworks. I used my Pentax K3-ii 24 MP cropped sensor camera plus a 16-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 21 mm and f/11. The ISO setting was 100 and the shutter speed 5 seconds. I used a tripod and made some exposure and noise adjustments in Lightroom.