Bayou Gauche Death…





Bayou Gauche Death

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At dawn, Ruby Waters life light went out, in the dark her children cried; a candle glowed against the rustic rough boards of the shanty shadowing the souls left behind.  Laid to rest quickly in the Louisiana heat; the moon cast a glow on her shallow grave.  The children’s tears burn hot upon their dirt-streaked faces as relatives who heard the shots took them away.  Drunken Gat Waters had shot his emaciated wife because she was pregnant again then yelled, “Now dat’ are two less mouths to feed”.  They were swamp folk no one outside Bayou Gauche would ever know.





Text Copyright © 2016 by Elizabeth Ann Johnson-Murphree 

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Bayou Gauche Death is a work of fiction.  Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously.  Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental.



The Infidelity – A 100 Word Short Story



The Infidelity…

Thomas Sands future path was mapped out and implanted on his soul.   He let his mind travel through the rampant winds of all his yesterdays remembering.  Thomas had been fully aware of paths taken could lead to happiness or sorrow.  He sat looking at the blood splatters across the bed; Tamara Sands had been a beautiful woman, his wife of only one year.  She wanted to leave him.  He had found proof her infidelity.  Thomas Sands had killed his wife; then turned the gun on himself, his judgment, his reason.  He lay down next to her before pulling the trigger.   


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