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Five friends on a beach at daybreak. Three are lovers. They are wrapped up warm to protect against the late November cold.

Jeremy carries the body in a plastic sheet. They have spent many hours arguing about this. The calmness of the sea is in stark contrast to the friend’s conflicting emotions. The sea cannot feel shame but it is good at keeping secrets. The friends are banking on this.

They take out their saws and chopping tools and begin their grisly work. This will soon be over for the dead infant. A wedding ring is left in the sand.

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    Brandon Sutton about 5 years ago

    This is a very gruesome story. However, it is very well told which makes it entertaining. Good work!

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    I appreciate the feedback and your vote, Brandon; thank you and have a good weekend! :-)

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    Drew Martyn about 5 years ago

    I love this, from the start it makes you ask questions - why are three lovers? - which then, for me at least, become insignificant, irrelevant, as the grisly horror is unveiled.

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    I always appreciate your comments, Drew. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. :-)

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    Richard Charles Davidson about 5 years ago

    Wow, this went from whimsical to gruesome quickly. Great read.

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    Good to get your feedback, Richard. Glad you enjoyed the drabble! :-)

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    Bryan Thomas about 5 years ago

    Certainly didn't see that ending coming!

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    I like to keep you on your toes, Bryan! ;-)

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