Chapter Five

She
waited until the taunts started, before pulling a packet of her mum’s
cigarettes out of pocket. She rattled them at Luella.

 Luella was the sort of girl who liked to experiment
with what she didn’t know.

“Come
to that wooded area of the park and I’ll give you some. It’ll be a laugh.”

She
suggested.

Luella
agreed, being a bit stupid.

They
stood at the edge of the wooded area of the park.

“Come
in a bit further with me?”

Malory
said in an offhand manner.

“Sure.”

Luella
agreed.

They
went in much deeper.

Then
Malory turned around.

She
pushed Luella to the ground, shook the knife from her sleeve and slit Luella’s
neck, stabbing her throat, slitting her wrists, driving the knife through her
chest, head and ribcage, even through parts of her mouth. All the while she was
taunting her. When she finally decided she’d inflicted enough damage, she
changed into the spare clothes she’d packed, wiped the knife and put her
bloodstained clothes into the bag. She tidied herself up, surprised at how calm
and relieved she felt.

Murder
seemed easy.

Malory
went home by a later bus, using the money she’d packed to pay.

The End

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