An old woman from olden times experiences regret.
On a classic short story bent here of late. Kate Chopin wrote some pretty strong fiction at the end of the 19th century. "Regret" is a good one. Just when you think maybe you can fool yourself that going through life put you where you want to be, you get a taste of what could have been and, bingo bango, regret. I dug it.
Read it here.