I Came To Watch Her Burn
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*‘Burn the witch!’* The mob chanted, cheering as the men in black hoods bound the condemned flaxen-haired girl to a stake surrounded by kindling. And many smiled, dancing around the remains of several smoldering pyres while the charred innocent corpses silently grinned back. They all danced and smiled or cheered and chanted. Though, not I…
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I Came To Watch Her Burn

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*‘Burn the witch!’* The mob chanted, cheering as the men in black hoods bound the condemned flaxen-haired girl to a stake surrounded by kindling.

And many smiled, dancing around the remains of several smoldering pyres while the charred innocent corpses silently grinned back. They all danced and smiled or cheered and chanted. Though, not I…

*I came to watch her burn.*

The mob laughed, jesting they might one day ensnare a real witch as the men in black hoods prepared the execution.

And many gossiped, whispering the witch’s mother hid somewhere in the crowd while the flaxen-haired girl cried my name. They all whispered and gossiped or jested and laughed. Though, not I…

*I came to watch her burn.*

The mob rushed forward, fighting for a better view as the men in black hoods lit the kindling.

And many prayed, invoking the name of God when the flaxen-haired girl screamed and screamed and screamed. They all invoked the name of God and prayed or fought and rushed. Though, not I…

*I came to watch her burn.*

The mob celebrated, raising their fists as the men in black hoods fanned the fire.

And many gasped in confusion, shaking their heads while the flaxen-haired girl continued to shriek from the vengeful, devouring flames.

They all shook their heads and gasped in confusion or raised their fists and celebrated. Though, not I…

*I came to watch her burn.*

The mob fled, wailing as the men in black hoods stepped back to reveal flesh melting from bone.

And many fell to their knees, begging the flaxen-haired girl for an end while eyeballs popped and sizzled. They all begged and fell to their knees or wailed and fled. Though, not I…

*I came to watch her burn.*

The mob roared, denying their part as the wrath the men in black hoods wrought had come to pass. And many grew silent, welcoming death when it finally came.

They all welcomed death and grew silent or denied their part and roared in disbelief. Though, not I…

Not I…

*I came to watch her burn them all to ash.*

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