An Acquaintance Killed Himself the Other Day

I’m shocked and sad, but I’ll get over it

Lee J. Bentch
Published in
5 min readMar 16, 2024


Two dead red roses, still on the vine.
Photo by Silvestri Matteo on Unsplash

My sad saga started when I woke suddenly from a deep sleep as if someone was shaking me.

But no one was shaking me. I was alone.

You see, I am a widower; my bed is my own. My nights are dark and full of…



Lee J. Bentch
The Wind Phone

I am an author, a technology guy, a grandad, a widower, and a man with many interests. I write to inform and entertain. Email: