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Drink in Peace

by Jennifer Hanning
Originally published by on 24/04/2016

Georgie'd had enough of Isla Farnsworth at the Corden Nursing Home, always bragging about having outlived so many younger residents. And then she'd start criticising.

"You should drink lots of water instead of all that alcohol your granddaughter sneaks in for you," she'd admonish. "You wouldn't wash the outside of your body with whiskey, so why wash the inside with that poison?"

"Live by the sword... " Georgie muttered, plunging the ice stake into Isla's heart as she slept.

By the time her body was discovered, the ice had melted and dried. The police searched in vain for a murder weapon.

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