And Then There was One
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He could hear the sirens two blocks away. They echoed in his head like a shriek in an empty cave. He knew it was coming, but that didn't mean he was ready to face it.
I got the call around 7 PM. The cops were nice enough, polite and sad in all the right ways, but I couldn't help but flinch at the pity I saw in their eyes. I'm sure it's not every day that they are going to a front door to tell a father of three that his entire family has been murdered. I'm not sure what was going on in their heads, but there was certainly nothing going on in mine. My three girls and my wife had gone to a movie that afternoon. With three girls, I didn't think anything of it when my wife was a little late returning home; they often got sidetracked for one whim of one gi...

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