Amelia Dyer, a Victorian Tale of Horror (part 3/5)

Note: Amelia Dyer is part of my Horror Vault stories and is NOT suitable for younger readers. The story contains no strong language but has occasionally some gory moments.

Proceed with caution… part 3/5

"Please take my child!" cried a mother in despair, Leaving little Doris, the result of an affair. Farming children became Amelia's trade Prospering from the pain of the women she betrayed.

“Please take my child!” cried a mother in despair,
Leaving little Doris, the result of an affair.
Farming children became Amelia’s trade
Prospering from the pain of the women she betrayed.

And so Amelia gained a saintly reputation Amongst unwed mothers afraid of defamation.  Desperate and poor, they flocked around her house, Giving up their bastards so they could court a spouse.

And so Amelia gained a saintly reputation
Amongst unwed mothers afraid of defamation.
Desperate and poor, they flocked around her house,
Giving up their bastards so they could court a spouse.

But looking after children was a dreary proposition. Amelia let them starve and they died of malnutrition.  She hid their little bodies wherever there was space, Cabinets full of babies, gone without a trace.

But looking after children was a dreary proposition.
Amelia let them starve and they died of malnutrition.
She hid their little bodies wherever there was space,
Cabinets full of babies, gone without a trace.

But the stench of rotting children was causing air pollution. Afraid of getting caught, Amelia thought of a solution.  "I'll start up a café and serve the dead as pork and game.  I'll call it ‘The Crying Baby.’ Now there's a fitting name!”

But the stench of rotting children was causing air pollution. Afraid of getting caught, Amelia thought of a solution. “I’ll start up a café and serve the dead as pork and game. I’ll call it ‘The Crying Baby.’ Now there’s a fitting name!”  

Read Part 4 here

Read Part 1 here

Read Part 2 here

Click here to read more about Amelia

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About G. Olivo

I love children’s picture books, Disney and Pixar animation and a lot of my illustrations tend to reflect my love for comics, cartoons and picture books.

Posted on June 22, 2015, in Amelia Dyer and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Definitely not for the faint hearted Gustavo. You are really pushing those boundaries. Brave artist you are.

    • Brave or just foolish. A book shop in London said they couldn’t sell my Amelia book as it is impossible to label it (“which category do we sell it under?”). So being brave (or foolish, whichever way you see it) makes selling your “art” so much harder. But it’s not all bad news. I’ve just had confirmation from a book shop in Birmingham who loved it and will stock it. And I hope there will be more soon. You win some, you lose some! Thanks for your visit and for your kind words Kath.

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