As she folded the last of the laundry, she realized how tired she really was.
After weeks of planning, she had pulled it off. The counselor believed she was really altruistic. Her neighbors were certain she was a saint. Her boyfriend’s family adored her.
Makeup covered the physical markers of fatigue. The lip gloss wand slid over her “thank you for your condolences” smile.
All she had to do for the next few weeks was keep the mental exhaustion in check. She could not afford a mistake during the investigation. It would take about a month to get the report. His health was bad enough they forewent an autopsy in the face of apparent suicide.
When the death certificate was issued, she would run the business as she saw fit. It was a far more powerful piece of paper than a marriage license.
Weighing in against December’s word limit of 150, this twisted flash comes in at 144 and features the word mental.
Only two more flashes and just over two weeks to go. Remember, the deadline for Disturbed is 31DEC13 at 2359 EST (GMT -5). There are a huge number of new flashes posted this week. Who is your favorite flasher so far? Some are so very twisted!
Does she really have something to hide or is she just being cautious?
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