An Old Lady : A Freewrite


Mrs. Jenkins was an old lady who lived alone in a large, old house on the outskirts of town. She had lived there for over 50 years and had become something of a mystery to the locals. She rarely ventured out of her house and had very few visitors.

One day, a passing mailman noticed that the mail had been piling up outside of her house, and he became concerned. He knocked on the door, but there was no answer. He decided to investigate and peered through the window, but the house appeared to be empty. He contacted the authorities, and they broke down the door to find Mrs. Jenkins dead in her bedroom.

The police were puzzled by the old lady's death. She had no obvious injuries, and there were no signs of struggle. The house was in perfect order, and nothing seemed out of place. They searched the house and found nothing to suggest that anyone else had been there.

The medical examiner conducted an autopsy, but the cause of death was inconclusive. They couldn't determine if she had died of natural causes or if she had been murdered. They noted that she had been dead for several days before her body was discovered.

The townspeople were shocked and saddened by the news of Mrs. Jenkins' death. They had all known her as a kind and gentle lady. They couldn't believe that anyone would want to harm her.

The investigation into her death went on for months, but it turned up no new information. The police couldn't find any motive or suspects, and the case grew cold.

Years passed and the old house remained vacant. The townspeople avoided the place, believing it to be cursed. Some even claimed to have seen strange lights and heard strange noises coming from the house at night. But the truth behind Mrs. Jenkins' mysterious death was never uncovered. Her case remained one of the town's great unsolved mysteries.

Despite the mystery surrounding her death, the people of the town never forgot the kindly old lady who lived alone in the big old house on the outskirts of town. Her memory lives on as a reminder of the secrets and mysteries that still exist in the world.

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