The Unguarded Woods #100WCGU
Had the police taken more care and realised the meaning of the orange spot, there was a high chance that they wouldn’t have left the woods unguarded allowing him to return that night and bury her at the base of its gnarled trunk.
Had they taken the time to check the forest properly, in fact, they would have discovered another five similarly daubed trees who were soon to become the unwilling hosts of another five corpses.
Instead they had ignored the warden’s dire warnings, dismissed him as a fantasist and a fusspot and returned to base in search of hot chocolate.
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