Saturday, July 28, 2012

What Would Lizzie Do?

Lizzie in Fall River 1892

On August 4, 1892, the New England town of Fall River became baptised into the bloody annals of unnsolved crimes history.

Wealthy businessman and his second wife were found in their homes with their heads hacked to bits by an axe.

The axe was never found.

The murderer was never found.

There were many suspects, the main one being adult daughter Lizzie Borden. However, the Bordens weren't the most fun-loving crew on the block and likely had wracked up a few disgruntled people along the way.

Lizzie went to trial but there wasn't enough evidence to convict her. After all, she was a god-fearing woman who taught Sunday school and did everything her daddy told her to. However, many were suspicious, noticing odd behaviour over the years, perhaps some kind of epilepsy or other issue.

Everyone knew that Lizzie hated her step-mom.

Most likely suspected that dad was no picnic to live with, being stingy and rigid and all.

The murder occured the day after the household had fallen ill from the mutton dear old dad had made them eat to avoid waste despite the fact it was kept on the stove in the hot August heat for days.

Who wouldn't snap?

Lizzie? The maid? The sister? The uncle? Fired workers?

What Would Lizzie Do?

This is a story about ghost hunter Zoe staying over at the bed and breakfast yet again, trying to unravel the secret of who really killed the Bordens.

What Would Lizzie Do?  is available at Smashwords.

What Would Lizzie Do? A short horror story

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