World Broadcasting Corporation Breaking News! Hadrian’s Founder Assassinated By Patricia Marie Budd - September 29, 2019

With only weeks remaining to the foundational ceremony of the newly formed country of Hadrian, its foremost founder, Gaylynne Stuttgart was discovered dead in her hotel room in Geneva, Switzerland. Gaylynne Stuttgart, having arrived in Geneva three days before her murder, was here finalizing world banking connections with her new nation. The President of Switzerland, Florian Treichler, expresses his most profound sorrow and condemns the terrorist act as heinous and cowardly.
According to local authorities, this crime was motivated by politics and hate. Written on the hotel walls, in what is believed to be Gaylynne’s blood, were the anti-gay slurs, Die Dyke, God hates Fags, and KILL the LGBT AGENDA!
Forensic police stated that Gaylynne Stuttgart had been tortured and raped before being decapitated. Evidence shows Gaylynne Stuttgart was still alive when they began cutting off her head. Inside her mouth, a penis and testicle were found. It is unclear whose genitals these were as no other body was found at the scene of the crime. The officer at the scene informed the media that questions like this would only be answered in the forensic lab.
Both violent and hateful, this crime has not only shocked the world but sends shivers of confusion regarding the founding of this new nation. Will they still be able to bring the country of Hadrian together after such a loss?

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Patricia Marie Budd

Patricia Marie Budd

I teach high school English in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. I have self-published four novels and am currently working on the fifth. My play, The Aging Philosopher" received honourable mention in the 2001 Alberta Playwright's Playwriting Competition. I am an avid lover of poetry and often try pen at composing verse.