Centina Pentina
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Centina Pentina


Barbed Vengeance

Stolen land reaps no paradise

Photo by Elti Meshau on Unsplash

Crazy Curly wandered his stretch of land. He hadn’t forgotten the night he’d been left in the wilderness to die, and he wouldn’t rest until every intruder died like he had. He crept into another house.

He wandered the dark hallway. Knocked over the large crystal lamp. When the man clambered down the stairs, Curly laughed. Rage fueled his deeds. Blood satisfied his vengeful needs.

Detective Crusher entered the house. Inside, the father hung from the staircase in the foyer, bound in barb wire. Upstairs, the mother and two children were cocooned in wire. The fifth family murdered this way.

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Lori Carlson writes Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Creative Non-Fiction and Personal Essays. Most of her topics are centered around Relationships, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Mental Health, Nature, Loss, Death, and the LGBTQ+ community. Check out her personal Medium blog here.



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