In Cold Blood: Creative Writing. Alvin Dewey, A Monologue.

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Alvin Dewey

 A Monologue:

There is always a story behind every murder, a motive, some form of justification. Every psychopath, every savage, every lunatic misanthrope has a reason to end a life. Whether it is vengeance, hatred, lust or just that sheer thrill of playing God, that desire of watching the world set in flames, ripping itself apart to pieces. All these years, that I have worked in the force, I have seen cases that have stirred my very beliefs, ones that have made me question my profession, my morals and my religion. Crime can be punished through law, it can be resolved with retribution but it does not bring back the victims of the crime, it does not resolve the essence of the crime, it does not cure the crime and the wounds that crime has birthed.

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The Clutter family were the image of a sincere family, they were very well respected had a place in society. Mr. Clutter; the honorable father and husband, a man of the society, hanged and then disposed in a cardboard box with his throat cut out. Mrs. Clutter; a weak diseased woman, shot as she lay in her bed, separated from her misery. Nancy Clutter; the high school sweetheart, murdered like her mother and Kenyon Clutter; a shy 15 year old boy each one of them shot by a 12 gauge shotgun.

I knew Mr. Clutter well… I ...

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