It was Andreana’s sixteenth birthday. She chose the games they played, pin the tail on the donkey, musical chairs, blind man’s bluff and pass the parcel. She’d seen the smile Alec gave Veda. Miserable, she wanted to cry. Instead she demanded hide and seek. Alec was It. He’d made a great show of hiding his face by climbing half into the old piano. Everyone laughed then hid. Alec didn’t come searching. Eventually, bored they left their hiding places.
“Bloody Alec. Always playing the fool.” Veda screamed as she saw the scissors.
Andreana smiled. No-0ne knew she had been playing wink.
Wink murder is a parlour game where a secretly selected player winks at players, killing them. The remaining live players have to work out who is the winker.
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