Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

burn our bodies downMargot didn’t know really know anything about her mother’s past.  All she knew was that she and her mother have seemingly always been on their own.  Her mom never discussed the past, so Margot knew absolutely nothing about the family and/or town from which her mother came.  Their day-to-day struggle to survive was all Margot truly knew.  She and her mother lived in a rundown apartment and had hardly enough to keep on living, though her mom occasionally pawned some of her posessions to get extra money for food or bills.  The weirdest thing was that her mom has a habit of pawning her things and then buying them back — like she just couldn’t bear to part with the physical reminders of her past, even though she refused to talk about it.  So, one day Margot decided to go to the pawn shop alone.  She knew it was against her mother’s rules, but she just had to see if there was anything that would give her any clues about the past. And that was when she found the Bible.

Inside the Bible, Margot found an inscription from her grandmother and a photograph.  On the back of the photograph was a phone number, so she mustered up all the courage she had and called.  After speaking to her grandmother, she decided she was going to make her way back to her mother’s hometown to finally meet and learn about her family…  But, she had no idea the strange horrors that would await her.  This story had one of the most bizarre twists I’ve ever discovered, and it will surely stick with me for a long time to come.  If you enjoy mysteries, horror, and magical realism, you’ve gotta check this story out.

Happy Reading!

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