Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Scene of the Crime - a Magpie Tale

 
She stood at the top of the stairs leading to the attic and looked at the bed. Was that where the dastardly deed was done? Of course it would have looked different so long ago. Probably all dark and dirty back then. The bastard.

If abortion had been legal back then, the rape would not have gone any further than the act itself. Now its evil seed continued through future generations.

You dirty stinking bastard. I’m glad you died a long and painful death. You deserved it.

She turned and went back down the narrow steps. In the kitchen she paused at the back door and took some matches out of her pocket. She struck one and it lit instantly. The woman looked at the match for a moment as if in prayer and then tossed it into a spill of liquid on the wooden floor. With a whoosh, flames flashed to life.

Emotionlessly, the woman stepped out, closed the back door and slowly walked down the steps to her waiting car.

“May you rot in hell.”
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13 comments:

Helen said...

Whew! An emotional Magpie that resonates on many levels. Nicely written!

Wanda said...

Wow, what powerful words.

I got an image of the Farra Faucet movie years ago, called Bed on Fire, I think....so I jumped back a step or two when I read your lines of the match....


You are good CC, you are good!!!!!

RA said...

Emotions raging... I like that. A great Magpie.

kavisionz said...

Ooohh.. that was cold!!!
But I guess one just feels like destroying all those objects that remind one of such horrifying memories..
And you have written it with feeling!!
Awesome!

Rudee said...

Though I'm sure the accelerant and matches were enough, I think she should have used a flame thrower. Just for the satisfaction, mind you.

Tumblewords: said...

Revenge is sweet. Nicely told.

JeffScape said...

Many layers of "burn" in this one. Like it.

Zuzu said...

wow NICE! I love it! can't wait for another! I'm just glad she burned him down! The bastard deserved to die!

Gabriela Abalo said...

A brilliant Magpie!!
very well written

Stafford Ray said...

Powerful expression of long held hatred. I hope you feel better now! :-)

By the way, we are in election mode here and your Goering quote is appropriate. Shame some spend so much time tryig to scare us instead of trusting us with the truth.

Lena said...

I'd have happily struck the match for her. It's the futures' of the pregnant victims that I feel it for. It must be awful when/if the offspring of victims are revealed.

Sandy said...

wow, dramatic and loved it.

Emilia said...

a great magpie! loved the ending and the emotions i got from reading this