Eeek, eeek, eeek! EEEK, EEEK, EEEK! And the knife comes down, again and again and again as rivulets of ruby essence mingle and flow into a unseeable underworld of chaos and pain.
Though the foregoing evokes the stirringly sexual "shower scene" images from Hitchcock's "Psycho," it seems to me that the passion of that scene fairly well describes the stages of destruction in far too many relationships in history and perhaps, right in your backyard. Or maybe your front yard.