“Cinnamon Kill” by Jake Christie, Medium
New story on Medium about the dark side of #PSL season.
The last Instagram photo Kimberly Reynolds ever posted was of a pumpkin spice latte.
It’s still there on her Instagram account. Like all of her photos, it’s carefully arranged and brightly lit. The black mug of coffee sits on a clean white tablecloth, with the handle pointing down and to the right, towards five o’clock. There’s a sprinkle of spice on top of the latte foam, like a fresh dusting of cinnamon-and-nutmeg snow. A single homemade biscotti, with a single bite taken out, runs parallel to the frame.
“#Homemade #PumpkinSpiceLatte,” reads the caption. “Is there a better way to start a #Saturday?”
An hour after she posted that photo, Kimberly Reynolds was dead.
She got 53 likes.