One-Minute Wonder

They said murder was in her blood. The police and forensics confirmed this.

The court, while passing sentence, debated on around 20 cruel and unusual punishments. In the end, looking at her histrionics and the signatures she put on her victims, they decided she was a natural for television.

They found an isolated island and built a house for her and a large self-sustaining environment around it. There were cameras in the rocks and the trees. She never saw these. Nobody really thought she’d care if she did.

She lived and hunted here. Other, lesser criminals were made to volunteer and were then parachuted onto the island.

These victims gave beautiful, utterly natural shots. The look of terror on their faces as she circled around them, unseen. And then her eyes filled with anger and, at the best of times, utter glee as she tore into their flesh with her teeth.

It went wrong when they turned it into one of a series of nature shows about disturbed killers. She still stood out from the pack, but the viewers started to get saturated.

So, secretly, the producers helped her escape from the island, and then they got exclusive rights for their own news channel.

The show was turned from a daily reality series to a weekly showcase culled from news footage, but man was it a smash hit.