Thursday, 27 November 2014

Murder

She was sixteen and innocent. Her mutilated body was found in a desolate park behind her school. Police were able to find some clues to indicate that the crime had been committed by a local resident.
The murdered girl lived with her father’s mother; her parents had divorced and moved out of the town five years back.
It was a small town and everyone knew everyone else. The town had not witnessed such a heinous crime in many decades. But now the town was reeking with distrust. Everyone was acutely conscious of the fact that one of them was a brutal rapist and murderer. Everyone was suspicious of everyone else; everyone was scared of everyone else.
But this distrust somehow did not touch the old woman; the grandmother of the murdered girl. She knew everyone intimately; she firmly believed that they were all decent, easy going and tolerant people; she trusted each one of them.
As was her wont, she would go to the church every day; she would pray for everyone every day; light a candle every day; ardently hopeful that investigation would eventually clear everyone, for she was unwilling to believe that anyone known to her could have committed such a crime.
She died without losing her faith and trust.
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Word prompts- Distrust, Tolerant, Hopeful

And as well for ABC Wednesday T for Trust 

14 comments:

  1. Great story. Some people are good that way I'm glad she died without having her trust betrayed but if one person in the town did do it, better they betray her trust then get away with their crime.

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    1. thanks Sheilagh for the comments, i didn't want the lady to die with a broken heart

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  2. While the tone of this story was dark indeed, I loved that the grandmother retained her faith in humanity. I too want to believe that everyone has some good inside them, while I am realist enough to know that some very evil things are perpetrated by those we trust and hold dear.

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  3. The ending somehow, makes me believe that the rapist/murderer goes unpunished, even though we have the grandmother's strong faith in the foreground. Although disturbing, it does depict well how it goes about in the real world; the grandmothers might have a different response though.

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  4. Thanks Enigma real world is rather unjust

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  5. Powerful. Dark. I like. Well done. I'm ready for the movie version :)

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    1. nice you read and commented, thanks

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