Subcutaneous Magazine Fall 2016 - Page 89

veiled in black net, heard the mumbling of the townsfolk who yielded wide berth to them as they passed. No one dared to convict Elizabeth and she lived a free life, but with an albatross around her neck and a scarlet letter upon her breast. She heard the limerick that children droned, for many years into the future. Despite acquittal, the song carried on, spreading across all of New England. Elizabeth held her tongue because her sister was safe from the monster in the home, who was brought to justice by wax dolls. This story is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to events and persons living or dead is used in a purely fictional way for the purpose of entertainment. Title: "Shroud" Photographer: Carolyn Amanda Photography