The Ladies of Horror
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Together. We built this house together. Stone and mortar, bone and blood.
Each one of you contributed so much. Gave all of yourself to make it a home. I remember your adoring eyes, the joy when I brought you here to see the foundations of our new house. Three times, and three beautiful women, standing in the moonlight on the edge of our new life, basking in the promise of love I swore to every one of you.
Then came the shock as the knife slipped between your ribs. I held each of you as you died, as your last breath exhaled. That’s what I said in my vows to you all, until death do us part. I consecrated the foundation in your lifeblood, built the house over all your remains. Three bodies, three souls, three wives. I mourned and made this house a monument to you.
Yet, not even in death have you left me. No, you are still here in our house, in the stone, in the mortar. Sometimes at night, I can see your hollow eyes staring at me and hear your voices whispering in the dark. I smile. We will always be a family.
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
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