by Rod Drake
She said she had lost her husband. She didn’t seem that upset by it. Maybe he was sick for a long time, so it wasn’t unexpected, almost a relief in a way. Or maybe she didn’t really love him, or had fallen out of love with him, and didn’t care all that much that he was gone now. Or... perhaps she had killed him. She could have made it look like an accident, people do it all the time, and the authorities wouldn’t investigate a common, ordinary death like this; it wasn’t a page one story (he was nobody famous or infamous), there was no great amount of money to be inherited and the death wasn’t bloody or extreme – just a seemingly normal passing that might hide a dark secret.
Rod Drake is the Official 6S Author of Halloween and Friday the 13th. (Beware a black cat crossing your path today!)