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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:
Then Lizzie spotted it: the worn hatchet Father had left behind after he’d 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.
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.
What if she was found guilty? Would they—could they—hang her?
“The trial is over, but my sentence continues. From day one, I have been hounded and watched, nothing has changed in that respect. Nothing.”
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?
Every family has its secrets…
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!