Mystery and Crime Poetry posted August 16, 2014


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a tale of murderous revenge

Her Last Mistake

by RodG


The author has placed a warning on this post for violence.
She didn't lock her door that night.
It was her last mistake.
He crept into her studio
while she was not awake.

She'd spent all day with brush and paints
finishing a portrait.
Spying it, the killer sneered
and did not hesitate.

His knife flashed and then he slashed
the canvas into shreds.
Just as she woke to see his strokes,
he stepped up to her bed.

She whimpered as he yanked her hair,
and fiercely hacked her throat.
Blood sprayed the walls, the floor, his face
as he began to gloat.

"It's him you chose instead of me,
you cheatin' red-haired slut!"
Once more his gory blade did strike.
It opened up her gut.

"His bastard dies with you, my sweet.
He'll never know his son.
A cuckold's what he thought I was,
but he'll see who has won."

The killer left but not before
he smoked a thick cigar
and drank her booze to celebrate.
He left her door ajar.


She didn't lock her door writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem or short story beginning with the words 'She didn't lock her door...' This may stand alone or be a part of a sentence. Maximum word count: 1,000.

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