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Katie says: The cold brutality of Cane really grabbed me! Especially the nonchalant offer of a kebab after the deed was done. Chills!
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Katie says: The flow of this poem was beautiful and really nailed the inner turmoil. Excellent work.
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Katie says: Beautifully paced. Kept you hoping for a happy end and wanted to tear up when the truth came out. I love a story that can pull those emotions out. Even more when it can do it so quickly.
The shrill ring of the phone shattered the early morning silence. Dawn stomped toward the counter where her cell skittered across the counter with each vibrating ring. “It better be you,” she muttered, as she snatched it up.
“Any news?” Although the cadence of her voice was upbeat, worry colored of her sister’s words.
Disappointment buckled her knees. “Hey Callie.” “No, nothing.”
Dawn sighed heavily as she paced her cabin “I’m freaking out.”
“Ah babe, don’t worry. He’s pissed and blowing off steam.” A beat of silence passed. “You know he’s coming back.”
“Do I?” Her voice cracked. “We’ve never fought like this before, Cal.”
“It’s okay, Dawn. Everyone fights. Todd loves you. He’ll be back.”
“Where is he?” Dawn’s wail filled the air with her pain.
“I don’t know, babe.”
“I’m going to go. I’m going to call the hospitals again. See if anyone’s heard anything.”
“Let me know.”
Twenty minutes later, she’d spoken to every hospital within 100 miles. No one had seen her husband, now missing for 72 hours. She curled into the corner of the sofa and sobbed. Eventually, her tears subsided and exhausted, she dozed.
The soft knock on the door brought her scrambling to her feet. “Todd, is that you?” She threw the door open and stumbled to a halt.
Two sheriff deputies couldn’t meet her eyes, the truth on their faces.
Todd would not be coming home, again. Shattered, Dawn collapsed to the floor, screaming Todd’s name as her world collapsed around her.
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