Compound Fracture

by Jean Hendrickson

Stop crying — you know I didn’t mean to do it; you couldn’t stand her waaa-waaa-waaa crying, either. Now, we have to figure out where we’ll hide the body, so get the shovel and bring it down behind those trees while I find a soft place to dig. No one will believe it was an accident; they already think we’re both way bad. That’s your fault for sneaking cigarettes out of daddy’s car and tattling on me about everything. Here, give me the shovel, slowpoke; I’m much stronger than you are. Marissa grabbed the heavy instrument, hit him over the head - breaking his neck - then sweated in the cool air as she dug a huge hole, and then buried her brother along with their little sister’s Baby-Cry-Alot doll.


Jean Hendrickson lives right on the beach of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and consorts with writers in the hope their talent will rub off on her.


Leatherdykeuk said...

Lovely. I can't help thinking that's not the first time she's killed.

Baby Island said...

Nice little twist at the end. :)

Madam Z said...

Marissa is a very naughty girl! Jean is a very good writer.

Lauran Strait said...

Remind me to hide the shovels when I'm around you, Jean.

Anonymous said...

You're just a little too good. Are you sure this really didn't happen?
Good work.

Jeanette Cheezum