The book club picked “See What I Have Done” by Sarah Schmidt for this month as a creepy nod to Halloween. (Note: Don’t read this before bed.) On our way home from a seafood festival, I realized we were driving through Fall River in which the infamous Lizzie Borden murders took place. I only take Juliet to the best murder scenes.
Walking around the deep green, two-story house, the old poem was playing in my head.
Lizzie Borden took an axe,
And gave her mother forty whacks;
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.
I wanted to photograph us in front of the house, but Juliet thought that was bad juju. Instead, I took this.