“What they all say”
It’s true. Such a nice ____ is always spoken with a tone of regret and bewilderment. He/She would never have done such a thing! [Spoken as the blood is still dripping from the knife] It must be a mistake! [Stated as the dismembered corpse tumbles out of the refrigerator] Someone must have broke in and stashed that thing! [Pointed out the damage as proof of claim]
Perhaps it was a lovers’ quarrel after the soup and before the meat. Or maybe it was a stranger lured home after meeting for drinks. Was it in broad daylight walking down the sidewalk? It could have been in the dead of night seized from sleep.
The neighbors claimed to have heard nothing, nothing unusual, but then again, He/She was well known to have played movies at high volume, the screams audible for all to hear and complain to the management. A clever plot or simply expedience? Were the parties merely random or a process of elimination to find the right one?
Who can really say what drives the knife. Once alive now only a corpse. The damage has just begun.
Have a happy and safe Halloween.
By Rose Dewy Knickers, October 29th, 2008