Daily Prompt: Savage

It was a savage and unwarranted attack on her character, and they knew it. Untrue and damaging, they didn’t care; they wanted her put in her place. They knew their lies would put her there.

Had they any idea of the catastrophic chain of events that would unfold because of the ferocious rumours they spread? I doubt it. The young have rarely developed the ability to see around corners. We who watch over them are supposed to do that for them.

She was dead; the humiliation that she had endured in such a short period of time was too much for such a sensitive soul to endure. She was gone and no amount of remorse, if there was any, would bring her back.

They had blood on their hands and that was now their burden to bear.


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