Letter Left in a Cell

by Vanessa Gebbie

How can six sentences be enough to say what I have to, Marnie? I guess I have to tell you that I don't believe in no gods, so when the needle goes in, all it'll be is darkness. I truly believe that. And I guess I ought to be saying that I am innocent. I may be a true murderer, Marnie, but I just ain't no liar as well, so I can't state that. I guess, too, when you get this it'll all be done and over so just you remember that the one good thing I ever done was loving you.


Vanessa Gebbie is a writer, an editor, a teacher, a wife, a mother, a friend and occasionally an enemy. Her work can be found on the web and in print, in the USA, UK, Canada, Vietnam, India and probably other places. She's won a few writing things, and is writing a novel.