Category: Murder Confessions

  • Woman Into Wolf

    Chapter Twelve – The Abyss Because of back roads she was twenty minutes late at Pero Loco, but it gave her time to anchor herself; to mentally prepare. Music pushed her, encouraged her on; as she pulled into the parking lot the poets were admonishing,“ Life is just a fantasy…can you live this fantasy life?”She…

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    Chapter Eleven – Rage Theory She was almost glad the house was such a mess. Housework can be a sacred place to think. The game room was the only space they hadn’t vandalized. Probably because last night she had been the game. I got “ganked”, thought Persey. She tried not thinking about it. Pretend the…

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    Chapter Ten – Victimology Sleep was no longer safe from nightmares. Poor neglected Bruce, locked out in the storm, rattled the knobs and howled at the windows, permanently off his meds and raving. How dare they forget him? Of course he was angry, of course he was cruel. He would get even with them all.…

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    Chapter Nine – Homicidal Triad In this dream she was ravenously hungry. Four-footing the hills, chest to ground and sniffing, this was the elemental dream, where running becomes flying. But without fuel she could not take flight, and this forest was empty, not so much as a whitened bone to gnaw. Sentenced to starve, pelvic…

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    Chapter Eight – Wound Catalogue When Persey finally turned onto Jarod’s country road her cargo deck was loaded with groceries and farmer’s market flowers. The flowers were her gift to herself. Because, “I deserve to get something out of this.” Roy didn’t appreciate flowers. Sometimes he criticized her purchases just to remind her who paid…

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    Chapter Seven – Model Prisoner If Ned hadn’t been standing right there, she would never have agreed to have lunch at Duvie’s. Duvie’s was a nasty cop bar; a smelly Irish pub where the only females were tired barmaids and teeth-gritting token cops – an acceptance that was more of a rejection really, Persey thought,…

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    Chapter Six – The Visual Cliff “Dissociative, violent behavior.” He repeated his point. “Bedwetting, animal torture, fire setting.”She tore her eyes away from the distant woods. She knew he had seen her jerk of recognition.“Mean something to you?” He smiled at her with twisted lips.Roy had accused his brother of all those things. It was…

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    Chapter Five – An Unknown Subject After a week of routinely reassuring rhythms she was disoriented to find Ned McKick standing on her doorstep. She said, rather stupidly, “You’re here.”She had been so certain she would encounter a Jehovah’s Witness or a FedEx man that she hadn’t bothered to strip off apron or rubber gloves…

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    Chapter Four – Jeopardy Surface After Babe left, there was still one mission to accomplish so important she couldn’t even wait for that longed-for cup of coffee. She dialed Bish’s number.To her considerable relief, Cinda answered. “Hi, Persey here. Hope I didn’t wake you up. Just checking to see if you’re still speaking to me.”…

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    Chapter Three – Pattern Injury She dropped Digger off at the Pride ‘n’ Groom. It was still early afternoon, but as she pulled up to her house, she was presented with yet another hill to climb. Babe’s eggplant-colored Cadillac was parked (askew as always – she complained that the driveway was wrongly calibrated) right out…

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