Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jack The Ripper - Three Word Wednesday

Wiki says:
Jack the Ripper is the best-known name given to a never identified serial killer who was active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name originated in a letter written by someone claiming to be the murderer that was widely disseminated in the media.

The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax, and may have been written by a journalist in a deliberate attempt to heighten interest in the story. Within the crime case files as well as journalistic accounts the killer was known as "the Whitechapel Murderer" as well as "Leather Apron".

Three Word Wednesday offers these words for use in a posting:
Fraught; Honorable; Nocturnal

I've Seen Better Times

My old Scottish blood,
fraught with the Whitechapel scent
far from the calm seas
of honorable
nights well lived has me slinking
down cobbled alleys
with the feral cats.
They, like me, are nocturnal
at need and like me
they feed on moist bits.
The one sharp thing I still keep
is my stainless knife.

‎July ‎16, ‎2014 7:29 PM


  1. I remember London from 70 years ago. Most of it was dirty, and crowded with the desperately poor. Another 50 years years earlier it would have been much worse not better and Whitechapel in the more impoverished east end of the city not a place to visit.

  2. Remind me to stay out of those alleys!

  3. Is it possible to feel some empathy for a mass murderer? I think i sense it in these words..i suppose it makes you an outsider and however that occurs a sharp blade maybe the thing that ends up comforting you..i am sure you know but there was a suggestion he may have been a doctor due to the surgical nature of his murders..and London..never a good place to feel lonely...ooh you made us think..thank you!


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