Voice Week 2013: Friday

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Ah, the end! Read carefully. The clues are there.

Catch up: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

“I was going to call him. That day. I loved him. I should have told him. I just…when he proposed I just freaked out. He’s my best friend. I was afraid getting married would ruin everything. I mean, my parents…they don’t even talk to each other anymore. I know it was stupid. I realized it was stupid. Will would never hurt me like that. I was going to tell him I was wrong. But Hank said he needed cooling off, and you know, they’re really close. If I had just been brave enough…”

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  2. By far the most powerful chapter to the story. Absolutely heartbreaking to read…thank you for a fantastic week.

  3. Hmmm…me thinks HANK had something to do with this.

  4. Like Carrie, I don’t trust Hank one bit. If only he’d known they’d broken up, eh? Yeah. I’ll bet, Hank.

    Great range of voices, with a mystery thrown in to boot, Steph. Like I say, you’re the master at this.

    • You hit the nail on the head! That was the lie that revealed Hank as the true opportunistic murderer he is!

      And thank you so very much. : )

  5. Very pleased. I agree with the rest, I think Hank was up to something. Thank you so much for the past week, I had a lot of fun both reading and writing.

  6. Ouch… so Hank knew more than he let on? Otherwise this one is lying, but somehow I don’t think so. Well written!

    • Yes. You got it. Hank killed Will post-breakup, pre-makeup, so he could frame it as a suicide, then step in as the comforting best friend, and weasel his way into a romance.

      • What a little snake. Great work, Steph! And a lot of hard work, too. Thank you for doing this!

        • Thank YOU for being such a faithful commenter as well as writer. I’d say you did as much work as I did, giving feedback on everyone’s work. You’re so awesome like that. It means a lot to me, as well as, I’m sure, the other Voice Writers.

  7. Wow, what a way to end it. Awesome delivery, just sneaking the clues in there.

  8. Oh! And still the mystery lingers in the air — along with the stench of foul play, I think.

    Thanks for hosting Voice Week yet again, Steph. It’s been great fun writing and reading a wide range of voices. 😀

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