100WC Challenge Week #22 – Amelie

“It’s finally ready,” she whispered, holding up the vial.

“You sure you want to be the one to test it?” asked her assistant, Mara.

“Of course. I’m the scientist,” answered Esther, her emerald eyes glinting maliciously.

She lifted the bottle to her lips, ecstatic. This vinegar would allow her to achieve her wildest dreams.

She took a deep breath before downing the liquid.

“No.”

Something had gone wrong. The vinegar was too sharp. She was in pain.

Mara cackled.

Esther fell down with a thud. Her last memory was Mara’s gleeful face watching her as her eyes fluttered shut. Forever.

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