Fifty-Five Word Challenge Week 24

“Such a lovely boy.” The old woman clucks. A neighbor, Annie guesses. “Terrible accident.”

Accident.

They’ve pretended well.

She wanders off and Annie raises a trembling hand into the steel casket. She loosens Jeremy’s collar and runs a finger over the hidden, angry marks embedded along his throat.

She remembers the noose.

And wonders why.

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