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Microfiction: This One’s for You

on March 25, 2022
Photo by Benjamin Balázs on Unsplash

I wrote this for an Underneath the Juniper Tree writing challenge, August 29, 2011:

I love you, Lizzie Borden . . .

As she crept up the stairs, fondling the wooden axe in her hands . . .

“This one’s for you, Lizzie!”

Dawn Pisturino

March 25, 2022

Copyright 2011-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.

12 responses to “Microfiction: This One’s for You

  1. Timothy Price says:

    Lizzie lives on.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Americaoncoffee says:

    Hi Dawn. I believe as some analysts do, that (if) Lizzie committed the murders leaving no evidence, it was because she bathed herself immediately afterwards. I am guessing that your share is an inference to Lizzie’s innocence…

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    • Actually, from everything I’ve read, I believe she was guilty. I don’t think her sister or the maid would have committed such a horrible crime, although the maid could have been in on it, and the sister may have suspected Lizzie. The movie starring Elizabeth Montgomery presents a plausible scenario, the same one you suggested. I just used her for inspiration for this story because the editors at UTJT liked things like that. Thank you for stopping by and reading and commenting! Have a great evening!

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  3. utahan15 says:

    ax a cut
    a shame
    a fowl

    Liked by 1 person

  4. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Amazing story, dear Dawn! I believe she is guilty. Thank’s for share.
    Have a lovely weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. This story has captured my imagination since I learned about it in middle school. Thanks for keeping the creep alive.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. balladeer says:

    Youve heard of Christmas in July? You are making this Halloween in March!

    Liked by 2 people

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