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Dark secrets revealed in one fell swoop in the heart of winter

By Clyde E. DawkinsPublished 28 days ago 1 min read
Photo by Matthieu Joannon on Unsplash

Heather Randall returned to the house and suddenly went in a panic.


She searched all over the house; every room on a near loop.

"Where are you?!"

Heather was unable to find Julie, her teenage stepdaughter, who had been with her during the entire winter season. Just as she was set out on finding Julie, she suddenly heard a knock on the door, which slightly bewildered Heather. Nevertheless, Heather answered the door and found herself encountered by a police officer, who Heather greeted with apparent relief.

"Oh, thank God you're here," Heather said before suddenly pausing. Before she could tell her tale, she saw Julie standing with someone familiar to both of them: Parker Pierce, Heather's husband and Julie's father. Parker stared a deep hole into Heather, and for good reason, as Julie was covered with a blanket and bruises, looking quite worse for wear. At this moment, Heather heard these very words:

"Heather Randall, you're under arrest for abduction, imprisonment, and attempted murder."

Right when the cuffs were slapped on, a deranged scowl formed on Heather's face.

"You!" snarled Heather. "You went crying to your daddy again, didn't you?! Can't you see, Parker?! Can't you see that's what she does?! It's all her fault! It's because of her that I can't have the nice things I deserve! All because that little brat wants to go to college!"

Heather's insane rant went on deaf ears, as Parker and Julie celebrated their reunion, while putting Heather's evil presence behind them.

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About the Creator

Clyde E. Dawkins

I am an avid fan of sports and wrestling, and I've been a fan of female villains since the age of eight. Also into film and TV, especially Simpsons and Family Guy.

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  • Leslie Writes28 days ago

    What a twist!

  • Susan Fourtané28 days ago

    Nicely done!

  • Babs Iverson28 days ago

    Wow!!! What a twist!!! Loving it!!!

  • Philip Gipson28 days ago

    Heather Randall THOUGHT she could get away with her crimes. How wrong she was. ;)

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