Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indentation of a head. One of us lifted something from it, and leaning forward, that faint and invisible dust dry and acrid in the nostrils, we saw a long strand of iron-gray hair.

from William Faulkner – A Rose For Emily on Rap Genius

Meaning

Very abrupt ending of the story. Moreover it is an open one. Did she not only kill him but herself as well? What do the roses represent?

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