It was whilst trying to pass a seemingly endless autumnal evening that I began to absent-mindedly browse through a series of sepia and black and white pictures on a website. Suddenly I came across an image that immediately piqued my interest: it was both enigmatic, poetic, and unutterably sad. After taking in its stark beauty for fully two minutes, I had the realisation it was unlocking a cache of my own childhood memories, and the decades began to fall away. I could not set it down, nor could I avert my gaze.
There are thousands of books, films, and TV shows on the subject of real or fictional crime. Whether its modern crime or serial killers, through the ages there remains an interest.
In the Spring of 1943, four young boys — Robert Hart, Thomas Willetts, Bob Farmer, and Fred Payne — found themselves picking through the shaded depths of Hagley Wood. The group had crept onto the Hagley Estate with the intent of poaching what birds or animals they could find, before stealing back to their homes in the nearby town. Unfortunately for the teens, they would come across something of a much darker nature than stolen fowl.
Author’s Notes: This is solely from childhood experience. Individuals’ names have been changed for privacy.
Some people can understand the concept others have for the “perfect” murder whilst others have a hard time coming to terms with what the individual must be thinking throughout the actions they take.
Unsolved murders always seem to strike a nerve in people. They are terrifying, because they're legitimate proof that murderers are on the loose. They spark curiosity, because everyone wants to know how the murderer got away with it — and who the murderer is.
He sat in his office. The only light source came from the desk lamp that lit up the reports that were right in front of him. Each report was more mind-numbing then the one before it. As he read the tenth report on the usage of the company cars for personal business something inside of him snapped.
It was a warm drizzly afternoon on the day Lily's parents were murdered.