Glass

. . . When I reached the bathroom when the body was, I found a woman’s body, drained to white and wrinkled from days of being drenched by water. She was crumpled on the shower floor. Someone had fired several shots through the glass shower door. The best I could see without moving her was that she had been hit by at least 3 of them. There were 4 more holes in the tiled showed wall. Most of the blood had been washed away. As I backed out of the small room, I looked at the floor, the walls . . .

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Writer and teacher who benefits from following the principles of writing practice set forth by Natalie Goldberg.
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One Response to Glass

  1. The Captain called–’Marcy! Get out to 3212 N. Vine. I realize this is your day off, but we need you! We are shorthanded!”

    When I reached the master bathroom, I found a woman’s body, drained white and wrinkled from days of being drenched by water–the shower was running cold–the water heater could not keep up. She was crumpled on the shower floor. Someone had fired several shots through the glass shower door. Without moving her, she had been hit by at least three slugs. There were 4 more holes in the tiled showed wall. Most of the blood had been washed away. As I backed out of the small room, I looked at the bathroom floor, the floor and walls were splattered with blood–she had been shot, dragged into the shower, and shot again. This felt like hate!

    On the bedroom floor were six emtpy cartridges. On shelf in the closet was a .38–the chamber was full. I smelled the barrel–acrid! Fresh! This was probably the gun. Stupid! “Where’s the husband?”

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