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She closed her eyes and made a wish. Watching the fluff from the dandelion float away with the breeze. She raced back inside the house, hoping her wish had come true.
Her heart sank. No, they were both still very much dead.
Lizzie dropped her axe and paced the floor.
*Lizzie Andrew Borden (July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927) was an American woman who was tried and acquitted for the 1892 axe murders of her father and her stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. (Wikipedia)