The following story was written for the weekly Mondays Finish the Story prompt, run by Barbara W. Beacham. Click on the blue InLinkz frog below to read other stories based on this photo prompt and first line, and add your own!
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“After losing her head, she realized that the rest of her body was falling apart!” Errol said, tearing the arms from his little sister’s doll and dropping them beside the head and legs. His sister, Bronwyn, had tears in her eyes.
“Eh, Bronny?” Errol grinned with his missing front tooth, dangling the naked torso.
Bronwyn went inside and up to Errol’s bedroom, stopping in the kitchen on the way. She scooped Errol’s toy soldiers into one of Mama’s cooking pots and topped it with the glass lid. She slipped out the front door, set her cooking pot on the driveway, and went to watch a video. Later, she collected her green plastic stew and placed it on Errol’s bookshelf.
When the truth came out, both children were punished. Their parents, however, failed to see the greater danger. The children took a cold-hearted delight in causing anguish. Perhaps, if their parents had seen this clearly when the children were still young, something could have been done.