The neighborhood was in an uproar and no one had a clue that Johnny was behind the whole thing. The reason they ignored him as a possible suspect was because he was only four; the perpetrator must have been much older, wiser, taller, stronger. No one from the neighborhood, and certainly no one Johnny’s age, could have been so calculating, so deliberate; the carnage was unfathomable and, if the local police and FBI were to be believed, must have been exacted over the course of an entire week. Johnny and his mother stood behind the police tape along with everyone else. He smiled slowly and with pleasure, remembering the taste of their blood.
Seventy-seven (77) is one of those oddish numbers, as is 13, which happens to be today’s date; I decided to stick with oddish on this little 113-word offering for this week’s Trifecta. Here’s the prompt:
1: characterized by or resulting from careful and thorough consideration <a deliberate decision>
2: characterized by awareness of the consequences<deliberate falsehood>
3: slow, unhurried, and steady as though allowing time for decision on each individual action involved <a deliberate pace>
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