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The Tragic Tale of Miss Emily

January 20, 2014

It’s a rather gloomy day outside, so I’ve decided to polish up this silver set I bought at an auction the other day. It was the most interesting thing, really. I was looking for something new to add to my collections, and this little set caught my eye. I thought, “Surely, I can find some story to go with this, and if not, I’ll just keep it for a gift for my grandfather.” When they started to describe the set, they were reluctant to say much about its history, which only served to pique my curiosity more. They just said it was merely a men’s silver toilet set that had been engraved “H.B.”, and that the previous owner had died under mysterious circumstances. Of course I wanted to discover the story behind this, so I snatched it up as quickly as I could. It was rather tarnished, which is why I’m polishing it today. I sent an e-mail earlier this morning to the auctioneers that had performed that auction asking if they knew any more of the history behind the set, but they won’t reply. I’ll have to find out more on my own…

January 24, 2014

Well, I’ve been neck deep in research the past few days. I’ve got the weirdest feeling about what I’ve discovered. It seems as though this set was originally purchased by an Emily Grierson back in the early 1900s. She bought it for her lover, a man named Homer Barron. There were really strange circumstances that surrounded them. Apparently, Emily became a sort of shut-in after her father died, living with no one but a servant she had. It seems as though people never really bothered her, but I can’t help wondering why no one in the town ever tried harder to communicate with her. It seems as though I won’t be able to find an answer for that, as everyone who was involved with that situation is now dead. Homer must have been the first outside person she had contact with in many years in person. From what I’ve found, he moved in with her, although they never got married, and he wasn’t seen by the outside world ever again. Still, I can’t help but to wonder why nobody ever went after him. Surely, he had some family or friends somewhere that would’ve been concerned when they never heard from him again? I guess it was just a different time back then. Anyway, many years passed before the outside world ever made contact with that household again. It was only after Emily died that anyone came to see what had happened. When they got there, records show that the servant left, and was never seen again. They took Emily’s body and buried it, then went to explore what was in the house. They came across a skeleton in a bed, and from there the file just stopped. There’s nothing else to be found on any records! I was curious to find what kind of foul play had occurred, so I started deeply researching Emily, as she was the only person who had contact with him the last few apparent years of his life. I haven’t found anything yet; hopefully something will turn up soon.

January 29, 2014

I found it! Arsenic. The missing link.

January 30, 2014

Sorry, I just couldn’t believe what I’ve found! She must have had some sort of commitment issues, because she poisoned him and let his corpse rot beside her every night. I found this out by some.. files I had obtained through certain skills I’ve learned through my years. The missing case file that was never officially published. It states how they found the skeleton in her bed, and it had been positioned like it was embracing someone. There were also strands of Emily’s hair laying on the pillow next to him. Such a grotesque picture of their love, I couldn’t believe it. At least now, I have the story, so I can place it in my museum. I don’t think I’ve heard such a tragically twisted love story since Romeo and Juliet.

February 1, 2014

I think this will be how I write up the exhibit:

                        The Tragic Tale of Miss Emily

In the early 1900s, a woman of great mystery has just been discovered dead in a shambling house that barely even hinted at its former glory. A distinguished gentleman lived here with his daughter, of whom he held to the highest standards in every aspect. Miss Emily had lived in this house with her father for many years until his death, then lived out the rest of her years disconnected from the real world. She never left the house, and few ever came in. One of the few who came in was never found again, Mr. Homer. He was Miss Emily’s sweetheart, and stayed with her until his death. Unfortunately that came all too soon. Miss Emily was scared of him leaving her, so she poisoned him so he would always be by her side, even through the long nights. His body was never found until they came to retrieve hers, and they found his skeleton in the bed. Was it her fault for wanting someone beside her? Was it her father that had given her a twisted perception of reality? The truth shall never be known, as it is buried with those in this story.
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