The Goode Family moved to the new neighborhood in early December. It was a rather big house, but only Mrs.and Mr. Goode along with their two children, a boy and a girl, lived there.
Mrs. and Mr. Goode were dentists and rarely home. They’d try to compensate the kids by giving them everything they asked for. That is how the kids got a cat.
Being spoiled as they were, the children expected the cat to obey their every word and when their parents were around, the two little angels were nothing but good. Once they turned their backs, the children would reveal their true colors. They’d do whatever they’d please to the cat, poor creature. They’d hang it upside down, attach cans to its tail, abuse it for no reason.
This went on until Christmas when the girl got a present from an aunt. A doll.
“You gotta be good to her alright?” the aunt said.
It didn’t take long for the doll to become the new target of the Goode children’s harassment. They’d hang her upside down and use her to clean their paint brushes. They would’ve cut her hair if not for their mother saying it was time for dinner.
That finally broke the camel’s back.
You see, there’s a reason we oughta take care of our toys, especially the dolls. If you don’t respect them, how can you expect them to respect you?
The doll was done. So, she planned her revenge. She would have words with those two little brats and teach them a life-changing lesson.
One evening, a bit later than 8 pm, Mrs.and Mr. Goode had to go out for groceries. The children stayed at home.
It felt like the perfect opportunity, so the doll went up to the kitchen and picked the best knife.
The rest is history.
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Brazilian multidisciplinary artist. Major in English Language and Literature, taking a specialization course in Teaching of Drama. I write, rewrite, draw and compose and expose because my heart can’t fit all these feelings. Leo, Queer, 92.Follow Milene on Instagram for more.