The stealthy steps of the perpetrator trod over the loose gravel of the garden path making a sinister, almost imperceptible, noise.
The path led the obscure evil to its target and there was a moment of silence, then...
The horrendous sound ended, and in seconds the target, separated from its stem, rested on the gloved hand.
Leaving the bush to mourn its loss, the criminal walked into the shadows holding a glorious American Beauty to scent the life of who killed it.
The music is a fragment of "The Last Waltz" by Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra.
© 2015 Od Liam.