Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October Frights 3: #1LineWed, Lizzie Borden Murders

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It's Wednesday which means it's #1LineWed - 1 Line Wednesday. But I'll cheat and give you a few one lines outlining the Borden murders.


The Borden Murders


Most everyone today recognizes the name Lizzie Borden and knows what happened that fateful August 4 morning of 1892: that her father. Andrew Borden, and her stepmother, Abby Durfee Borden, were brutally hacked to death with a hatchet in their home. The dutiful, Sunday School teacher and spinster daughter, Lizzie, was arrested—and eventually declared not guilty—of the crimes in June, 1893.
   Many say she did it. Some say she was covering for someone else. No one really knows.
   But what if she did it… because she had no other choice?
   Here, in a nutshell, is a summary of the crime as described in my book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter:

The Crime:
Then Lizzie spotted it: the worn hatchet Father had left behind after hed last brought in the newly chopped wood. No, no! Her mind filled with horror, but when her stepmother came at her again, Lizzie whispered a prayer for forgiveness and grabbed the handle.

The Accused:
Everyone, of course, would read the later newspaper accounts and say what happened was barbarous, cruel, horrific— and that anyone who did such a thing (namely her) was a full-fledged monster.
 The Trial:
What if she was found guilty? Would they—could they—hang her?

The Verdict:
“The trial is over, but my sentence continues. From day one, I have been hounded and watched, nothing has changed in that respect. Nothing.”

The Monsters:
It raised claw-liked hands at her—or rather stumps since most of its fingers were gone.

“Oh, Father,” she whispered, voicing what was becoming an all-too-familiar refrain. “What have you done?


Today's Question:   What's your favorite line and why? What is your view on the murders?


  About Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter: 


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 One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become... zombies? Print and Kindle.  (Also read with Kindle Library and Kindle Unlimited) * Be sure to put up a review!










8 comments:

  1. "What have you done?" is my favourite line. Goosebumps

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  2. I'm with Katie -“Oh, Father,” she whispered, voicing what was becoming an all-too-familiar refrain. “What have you done? - chilling and a great last line of a chapter or scene!

    I'll look for you over at #1LineWed :)

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  3. It raised claw-liked hands at her—or rather stumps since most of its fingers were gone.

    Love this line--creepy yet with a hint of humor.

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  4. Neat idea. And in 'my' period too. I'll watch out for this.

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  5. The legend of Lizzie was something I grew up with, ever since my mom taught me the "Lizzie Borden took an axe..." poem.

    Now that I think about it, it was kind of weird for my mom to do that. Huh.

    Anyhooooo...I've kept a keen interest in the story and even got little candy axes to put on my cupcakes this year. Good times...

    Great post!

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  6. I love the monster line! This is an awesome stop on the blog hop. I love that you're making us do homework.

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  7. the trial line; find out what happened

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  8. I like the "stumps" because the fingers are gone. Very visceral!

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