Your Weekly Prompt – Caress – February 1, 2022
Lions rarely target the adult healthy gazelle when the vulnerable and infirm are available.
Human predators are no different.
A mass suicide was discovered at the Ranch of Hope today. The leader of this underground cult has been apprehended. Gault James had accumulated a clan of one dozen young women over the last two years and, somehow, convinced them to take their own lives as an ultimate act of their devotion to him. The charismatic James, a man in his sixties, is wanted in Costa Rica for an identical crime. He brainwashed and abused young women who had had loveless and troubled lives convincing them of his eternal devotion. Those, he tired of, were eventually convinced to commit suicide leaving him an opportunity to ‘slip away’ in search of new victims to seduce with a “caress of madness” only The Devil himself could inspire.
Angela Hunt*: age 17
Cause of Death: suicide
Mode of death: arsenic poisoning
*Found at the Ranch of Hope with eleven other cult members.
Raised in foster homes from the age of four.
Mother: currently incarcerated for drug trafficking and prostitution.