Jack the Ripper

 

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Jack: They called it murder but I called it art.

I lurked in the shadows, waiting  for the perfect moment to pounce.  The bevy of beautiful women I selected as specimens were perhaps unsuspecting of my talents.  The good people of London were unsuspecting as well. Yet as that month of September, 1888 passed, after I had skillfully managed to dissect and disembowel four women, leaving their remains to decorate Whitechapel  like human canvasses, it occurred to me; the locals now had great expectations of my work.  I had become a skilled artist in the medium of human flesh.

Why did I do it? Ah, I am quite sure the gentlemen at Scotland Yard would love to know the answer to that. Why indeed? I did it with purpose!  It was sublime and beautiful, this sight of torn flesh.  The rushing scarlet that trickled from their necks as I first pricked my knife. The red river that flowed across their clavicles.  Once the blood began to pour I was insatiable in my creation.  Like a painter’s brush I wielded my dagger, deeper and deeper until I hit solid bone. I could not stop till I’d sliced their torsos clean open.

 

 

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32 comments on “Jack the Ripper

  1. sailajaP14 says:

    Ooh. I love this. Especially the line- ‘The sharks, I am told, fancy themselves to be great artists.’ ❤
    I nominated you for the three day- three quote challenge. Please do accept my invite. 😀

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  2. I always wondered Jack’s fate. Glad to know he was shark bait!

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  3. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
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  4. Damn I love this – so epic. Made me laugh a few times, however guiltily – but whatever lol. Really great piece! I wish I could like this 10x !!

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  5. You are so great at what you do! Xp

    I LOVE THIS! 😀

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  6. creepily poetic… beautiful!

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  7. John W. Leys says:

    Very cool! I remember being nearly obsessed with Jack the Ripper for a while when I was a kid. Still holds an odd fascination for me now. Good work. Love Jack’s POV and the ending.

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  8. A fitting end, I’d say 🙂 Well done, Christine.

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  9. poeturja says:

    Paybacks are definitely hell…great story, Christine!

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  10. Vicky V says:

    Love the “artistic” sharks! Have you seen the movie “From Hell”? It’s really interesting 🙂

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  11. TeacherofYA says:

    Jack the Ripper always creeped me out. How could they not know who it was to this day, even though they think they might know? It creeps the hell out of me knowing that someone was able to kill so recklessly and never get caught.

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    • Well… Maybe the ghost of Mary Kelly got him after all HAHAHA 🙂 🙂 🙂

      But seriously, it certainly was a horrendous mystery. Of course, in those days they did not have the tools they have today for solving murders…

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