The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
The Broken Bones of Baby Dolls
by Lydia Prime
Katina slid down the basement wall and cradled her head in her hands. “Again! It’s happening again!” She whimpered and tugged at her hair. Katina slapped herself a few times, trying to regain her composure, and stared daggers at the tiny red haired infant. The non-stop wailing for almost a day was beginning to cause a major migraine for Katina, and to be honest, she didn’t really know what she was doing.
“This is not my baby!” She shouted. “Who are you?!” She continued to scream at the still crying tot. Katina knew the child couldn’t answer, but she didn’t care. She stood up, brushed herself off, and walked over to the baby. “Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!” She yelled just before reaching out and snapping the girl’s neck. Silence filled the room and…
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