The man comes home to find her dead and falls to tears. The reason why he broke it off with her was to give her the freedom that she deserves, because he was being deployed. He was never very good at communicating his feelings and failed to see how messed up his ex really was.
How does that sound for a short story?
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Go for it!
It depends on your writing skill.
Steven King says to write your first draft, then remove at least 20% of the words.
Use active verbs.
Keep it tight.