I did get the messages you left on my answering machine. I‘m glad that
Perry’s friend Bill will be looking after him. I will be home soon, and I will check on Perry too.
Now, sit down dear, to finish this letter. And you may want to get a nice taste of your gin, for medicinal purposes only of course, because what I am going to tell you is very disturbing.
I checked with several of Charlotte’s friends and neighbors, trying to find out what was going on with her and her son, that led to such a devastating result.
What I found out left me so upset , and I hate to admit it, but really, really frightened! You know me. Things don’t usually frighten or intimidate me. My ex-husband Clive used to say: ”Anna, you’d take on Godzilla, two Predators, and an Alien, just to see which one would end up serving you breakfast in bed.” Well Dear, I’m just horrified!
It all started when Charlotte moved to her new apartment. She moved to a nice retirement place and was really looking forward to living it up, she was only 70, just a kid! Her son was staying with her for a few weeks and helping with the unpacking and getting her organized.
Charlotte had been to the doctor about a rash on her backside. Charlotte was always so pristine about her personal hygiene, and she was mortified to find a rash, not to mention one on her behind. Her neighbor said that Charlotte mentioned how painful and uncomfortable the rash was and she was angry that her doctor just didn’t take it seriously. She complained daily that it looked terrible and she would never be able to wear her new swimsuit, and how her love life would suffer, and she would never eat oranges again, and she would just go on and on and on.
. Her son said that she refused to go back to the doctor. He was really getting worried about her. She started accusing him of putting something in her food, trying to “get her”, and then she locked herself in her room and wouldn’t come out. He was really getting freaked out, poor boy. He didn’t know what was happening with her. He could hear her talking to herself. Her son asked a neighbor to come over, that maybe he could help get her to the doctor, and then she seemed to calm down.
The neighbor said Charlotte finally came out of her room and seemed to be rational. Her son started to get her ready to take her in to see the doctor, when all of a sudden she grabbed him and threw him to the floor! The neighbor was there and saw everything. He couldn’t believe it! Charlotte weighed about 100 lbs and her son was around 200 lbs. And she was so pale and frail looking. Charlotte started going toward the kitchen, her son got up and started after her, the neighbor ran to the phone and called 911. As the neighbor watched, Charlotte came out of the kitchen, with a smile on her face, and a large butcher knife in her hand. Her son followed her out, a large bloody stain on his shirt. The neighbor took one look, dropped the phone and ran out into the hall yelling for someone to help. He said he had never seen a look like that on a persons face. He said she looked like a grinning evil smileyface, all teeth and no lips. He was so upset he could hardly tell me what happened next. Charlotte didn’t say a word, she just smiled, raised the knife and turned back toward her son. Her son was bleeding, trying to keep his voice calm, trying to talk her into putting the knife down. The neighbor watched as she lowered the knife and then as her son approached her, she shoved the knife into her son’s stomach. She still hadn’t said anything, she just had that crazy grin on her face. Her son tried to get away from her, but she grabbed him and he couldn’t get away. The police were on the way, the neighbor heard the sirens, and by then two other people came to the door to see what was happening. Charlotte just sat down on the floor, holding her screaming son, he couldn’t get away from her, and began to cut him to pieces. The neighbors ran, the police came and then Charlotte got up, leaving her son’s body on the floor, and ran toward the police with the knife. The neighbor heard the police yell at her to stop, then gunshots, and then he saw one officers stagger out of her apartment That butcher knife was shoved all the way up to the hilt, in his thigh. Charlotte followed him out and was standing over him and the other officers continued to shoot her. She stood there for a long time, smiling that creepy smileyface smile, as they kept shooting her. Then she turned to the neighbor and said “that’s much better” and collapsed. I don’t know how many times she was shot but there were 3 officers shooting at her.
Her son was dead and she was dead. But the neighbor said that several hours later when someone came to pick up the bodies, the coroner only took her son’s body.
It was later on when someone from the CDC came to take Charlotte’s body away. They wore those Hazard type getups. They told everyone to go back to their apartments and stay there and wouldn’t let anyone in or near her apartment.
When they were in the hall picking up her body, the neighbor opened his door to peek out. They told him to get back inside and not to come out until the police released the crime scene and everything was cleaned up. He went back inside, but not before he got a good look at Charlotte’s body, or what was left of it. It looked black and moldy and there was no red blood, just a greenish-blackish gooey stuff surrounding her.
That’s why there was no body in her casket, Nellie, there was no body released to her family! He didn’t know what could have happened, but the men in those suits told all of them in the building that there was some strange infection going around and to report if anything else happened out of the ordinary. The men in Hazard suits left. Then it was over.
In just a couple of day’s Charlotte had gotten that rash, gone berserk and killed her son, and then was shot to death by the police, just like I was told from the beginning.
I am on my way back home now, and by the time you read this I should be home. Nellie, just what kind of hives/rash do you have? Remember Charlotte had a rash too. It seemed to be the beginning of everything. It might have had something to do with her illness. Something really wrong and horrible is happening, please check with the doctor again and tell him about Charlotte.
Please, please take care. Remember what my ex- husband Thomas used to say, “Don’t ignore those inner voices when they talk, or they may end up biting your ass!”
See you soon, Anna
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