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31 Writing Prompts For May: DEAD

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Photographer: Marie-Lan Nguyen

I  have heard that we all have at least one book inside of us- and if you are lucky enough that book will be published and you will have the chance to share your story with the world.

Kouri Richins wrote a book after the death of her husband about grief and how to deal with it. In fact, she wrote it for children and despite the fact she was helping her own children through the loss of their father,  she cared enough to help other people’s children too.

So today I came across a story that says that Kouri Richins is accused of poisoning her husband and that on the night he died she actually made the call to 911 from her children’s bedroom.

Of all the monstrous acts that Kouri is accused of, that one thing, the fact that she made that call to 911 from her children’s room is the most monstrous of them all.

Kouri Darden Richins and her alleged victim- her husband Eric Richins

It’s not often that my breath gets taken away when I read something horrific but this emptied my lungs.

What kind of twisted soul ( allegedly ) poisons her own husband and then write’s a children’s book about  how to deal with the grief caused by death.

A monster,  I suppose. An evil monster who writes books about grief and titles it:” Are You With Me