Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 15 )

Β  In Isabelle’s mind Harley Street was the goal we should be aiming for, but I had other ideas, I wanted to treat real people, not elderly ladies with imagined illnesses. If that suited Roly, that was fine by me, but I had studied to be a Doctor and that was what I intended to be.

My unwillingness to bend and Isabelle’s own insistence that she was not inclined toward a family caused constant stress in our marriage. She was not willing to compromise and neither was I, and then, there was Roly. He had taken to calling at odd times, often when Isabelle was alone.

Then I would get it rammed down my throat, about, ‘ Roly’s done this, Roly treated Lady So and So, Isn’t Roly the toast of Harley Street !’ Roly was my friend, but in my opinion, he had sold out, his patients for the most part were elderly widows who just sought company and re-assurance, hardly cutting edge medicine.

But of course, whenever it was mentioned Roly was a wonderful success, and I was an also ran. She shoved it down my throat once too often, I turned on her angrily and said, ‘You obviously chose the wrong Doctor! didn’t Roly want you?’

She turned to me and smiled sweetly and said, ‘Oh yes! Roly wanted me, but I wanted you, how wrong was I, to choose a martyr for the poor and needy!’ In a moment of anger, I slapped her across the face, something I will regret to my dying day, in my defence I was sorely provoked, but this is still no excuse for abusing a woman, I was taught better, although my Mother would no doubt say that she deserved it.

(C) Damian Grange 2017

14 thoughts on “

  1. Well, if truth be told, women need a strong man to dominate them. It’s hardwired into our nature. πŸ˜‰
    I can guess where this is going with Isabelle. Looking forward to the next!

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      1. Sometimes it’s unavoidable. There are times in my book where I want to maintain some mystery, but there’s only so much I can do to prevent it from being predictable. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing, and in your jack the ripper, it certainly isn’t. There’s still no telling what he’ll do when his relationship finally falls apart. Will she be his first victim, I wonder?

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    1. HaHaHa, Jessica! Many, if not all, feminists would take issue with your statements. πŸ˜‰

      Hello Malkie, I tried to visit your “About” page, which seems to be not working properly.

      Happy December to all of you!

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      1. Hi Malkie,

        I need to repost this message, as the link to the previous one is not formatted properly.

        I have just tried visiting your “About” page, which reported as follows:

        Oops! That page can’t be found.
        It looks like nothing was found at this location. Maybe try a search?

        Here is a very special post with 🎊 Season Greetings from SoundEagle: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Joyful Holiday πŸŽ„πŸŽ…β›„ to you and your family!


      2. Maybe those feminists are just mad that they haven’t got a big strong man to put them in their place. πŸ˜‚ Anyway, it’s not hard to piss off a feminist. The movement long ago took a turn for the ridiculous.

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