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Alone in the Woods by Charly Cox – Addis Penn Kensington pounded on her mother’s chest in a vain and misguided attempt to get her to breathe. Misguided because it was obvious from the bullet hole in her mother’s forehead that chest compressions would get her nowhere. Still, she continued beating despite the vacant eyes staring up at the ceiling tiles as if her mother had been counting them, or more likely, wondering who she should scream at for the grime that coated the paint.
It was only when a low, keening wail coming from across the room finally penetrated that Addis was able to drag her numb brain away from the state of her mother’s corpse long enough for her mind to accept the reality of the bloodbath surrounding her. Fighting to keep the contents of her stomach inside, along with the scream clawing at her throat, she knew, as much as she wanted to pretend she’d done nothing more than stumble into a bad Halloween movie, she had to face what was right in front of her.