Rated PG-13, for betrayal and vengeance.
The Blue Widow
By J. P. Sullivan
It was good tea, all things considered, and I really did admire his efforts at being a good host — but the fact was, I was there to kill him. This was, unfortunately, something of a trend in the profession.
He spoke with the confidence of his kind. “You’ve made a terrible mistake.”
“You’ve poisoned me,” I agreed.
That gave him pause. “You knew?”
“It was a necessary professional consideration,” I told him.
He didn’t have much to say to that. A clock ticked somewhere in the back of the parlor. A very fashionable parlor, full of the most fashionable things. Flock wallpaper, teakwood furniture, a sideboard from somewhere in the unpronounceable east. Beyond the damask curtains I heard carts and voices echo over widening streets. Master Zaleski was a well-heeled fellow.
He was also a monster. (Continue Reading…)