A story from Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mourning News

The boy’s on my porch. Come to rob me, I know. I’m old, alone. The gun bucks in my hand. Blood spatters the newspapers in his fallen bag.

6 Critiques to "Mourning News"

  1. The following was written by Gayle Beveridge on December 4, 2012

    Fear, suspicion, tragedy: this story captures all these emotions.

  2. The following was written by Jan Brown on December 4, 2012

    Did not see that coming. A very powerful conclusion!

  3. The following was written by Donna Volkenannt on December 7, 2012

    Vivid and compelling with a surprise at the end. Nicely done!

  4. The following was written by Ben Mines on December 9, 2012

    Most delivery boys lob the paper onto the porch from the curb. I imagine this boy delivering it by hand right to the door out of consideration for the elderly man—adding a further note of poignancy to the story.

    Nice job.

  5. The following was written by Stacy Post on December 10, 2012

    What an insightful point of view! Well done, Madeline!

  6. The following was written by rJo Herman on January 15, 2013

    Whoa! and what devastation to follow exquisitely shocking

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