|Shallow Grave (Photo credit: jcoterhals)|
AbigailSeated at the edge of a freshly dug grave, Adam removes a rabbit carcass from a plastic back, "I love you", and throws it into the hole.
Puffy red eyes search the wooded landscape that once was Abigail's favorite place to camp.He missed teaching her about the outdoors and spending quality time as a family..
"Mom couldn't make it, Abi. She loves you and talks about you all the time." He hated lying to his daughter. Rachel came to terms with Abigail's death faster than Adam thought.
The sound of gnashing teeth draws his attention to the grave.Smiling he leans forward to watch her feed. Little Abigail ravaged the dead animal tearing hunks of its rotten flesh in bloody flaps.
"That's a good girl. I'm so proud of you, baby." Adam now laying on his stomach, hands under his chin propping up his head, watched his daughter with the enthusiasm of a kid watching cartoons.
He knew better to reach down into the hole. The concrete had settled above her abdomen leaving her arms with a limited range, but it was enough.
Her white eyes leered at him, no longer her father, he was now another source of food.The rabbit's blood covered the dried caked gore of past feedings and the smell of death would follow him home after his visits, but he had grown used to it.
"I almost forgot! Daddy brought you a big birthday present. He's bigger than the last one. I know you will enjoy him." Adam stood up and wiped the dirt from his pants.
"Daddy will be right back. I'm going to get your gift from the truck."
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