Politician Shuts Up At Last / Memorable Fancies #1206

The following headline appeared, verbatim, in the Washington Post for April 23, 2015, page A2:

Mayor was too quiet after death, some say


Chris’s bedside white-noise machine makes screaming sounds. He throws it away and buys a different model. The noises return. His fiancée Judy can’t hear them. The machine’s power cord wraps around her neck. Did Chris, or the machine, kill her? – [A story line from my collection The Trees of Malice: 16 tales of horror and the weird too creepy to share. Buy it on Amazon.]


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