Who Can You Trust?, a drabble by M J Christie at Spillwords.com
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Who Can You Trust?

Who Can You Trust?

written by: M J Christie



Claire insisted we go. She wanted to celebrate Halloween in style. I’m not easily spooked but something about the place made my nape hairs dance.
She laughed at me. ‘It’s cool.’
We stood, gazing at one of the gravestones. Her goading laugh faded.
‘What’s wrong?’
‘Look at the epitaph.’
‘The epitaph, damn it, Jerry.’ A shaking finger pointed.

Claire Elizabeth Bailey
Died: October 31, 2020
Cut down in the prime of life

The short-handled axe slipped out easily from within the long grass. It sliced neatly through Claire’s skull as I straightened to face her.
‘Man, that’s so cool.’

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