A Bitter Disappointment
By Amanda Lawrence Auverigne
Copyright © 2012 Amanda Lawrence Auverigne
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William Bertram lay in his bed dying.
The old man’s withered hands clutched at a large black sack of shimmering satin. His eyes were partially closed and his thin lips were parted.
The aged man’s chest rose and fell in unsteady intervals while loud gasps poured in intermittent bursts from his emaciated form.