(Based on the song “They’re coming to take me away Ha-ha”)
I knew I had to go. I didn’t want to but it’s the only way we will ever find out the truth.
I walked up the steps of a large building. The inside was dingy and smelled of alcohol and urine. I was at Williams County’s home for the criminally insane. An officer met me on the inside.
“I’m glad you came. This means a lot to the case and to the families. She’ll only talk to you,” The cop said.
“I know. That’s the only reason I came,” I replied. We walked down a long hallway full of screams and groans. Her door was at the end. It was time to go in. My stomach turned and my palms were sweating. The cop opened the door and she was sitting there, smiling.
“I’ll be watching on the other side of that mirror,” he assured me. We walked and I sat down across from her. She was chained to the table but was desperately trying to get closer to me.
“Hello, Josh. I’ve missed you. Have you missed me?” She said to me.
“Where are they, Jen?” I asked, ignoring her question.
“You get right to it.”
“Where, Jen?” I demanded.
“You thought it was a joke and so you laughed, when I had said that losing you would make me flip my lid, right? You know you laughed, I heard you laugh, and then you left, but now you know I’m utterly mad.” She yelled as she began to laugh.
“I didn’t come here for this!” I jumped from my seat to keep from completely losing it.
“Do you want to know what I did? To know where they are? Where did I keep the bodies?”
“Yes!” I screamed, slamming my hands on the table.
“Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to leave because I’d go berserk? Well, you left me anyhow and the days got worse and worse and now you see I’ve gone completely out of my mind.” She said gritting her teeth.
“Jen.” I didn’t know what to say.
“I didn’t eat. I didn’t sleep. I didn’t leave the house,” She continued. “I made a doll out of the sheet and fill it with pieces of the mattress. I even put some of your clothes on it.”
I sat back in my chair across from her. “The bodies, Jen.”
“After a while, the doll wasn’t enough anymore. It needed life,” she ignored me. “I went out to bars and brought men home, that looked like you. After they were really drunk, I’d tied them down. They were still awake.” I knew things were going to get vile so grabbed the trash can and put it in my lap. “I would cut them open and take the best-looking organs out. The first few times I botched some of them. After that, I would fit them into the doll. It took a month or two to finish but I got the whole set.” I began to feel very sick.
“What did you do with the rest of the body, Jen?” I didn’t want to ask but I had to.
“Well, I would completely take the body apart. I kept some of the meat. I was running low on money for food so I just ate them. Next, I would ground up the unused organs, tough muscles, and bones; and then I would dump them in the middle of the nearby river. That’s where they found me at.” I vomited in my trash can. Between the dry heaves, I tried to ask where the doll was.
“I hid the doll somewhere very special,” She said with a smirk. “I was going to surprise you with it. That and the misses.” I turned white and the blood ran from my face. “You haven’t noticed that your new sweetheart hasn’t talked to you in the past few days?”
“She’s away on business,” I said, wanting it to be true.
“No. She’s not.” She began to laugh. “Have you checked that large freezer in your basement lately? You know the one big enough for a body and a doll full of organs?”