Lady of Shadows

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

New York, 1979
Molly Price is a woman who likes the shadows of the city.
As night falls, her life is placed in grave danger.

New York, 1979

The Lady of Shadows, Molly, as she was called, sipped warm champagne in the expensive glass. Her eyes flickered in the dimness of the cabinet, that housed the drinks; her face etched in a desire that someone was watching her; someone who wasn't in the shadows. Molly lit a cigarette. She was eager to deal with the banging outside her apartment. She ignored the footsteps. She opened the door; she was thinking Rand Gorman, her neighbor, was drunk as usual. 'Get the hell out of here, you bastard', she yelled at the empty hallway.

She saw no one.

As she frowned, the fiery embers of the cigarette burned her small, right hand.

'F...'.

She was in the midst of swearing when the red mark came on her finger.

Then she saw the shadows creep towards her. 

And she screamed, as the front door closed behind her. 

She saw the killer.

She had a knife in her right hand.

Molly attacked her. 

The killer dropped the sharp weapon.

It clanged on the black colored carpet in the hallway of darkness.

Molly rang 9-1-1, and telephone for the police.

When they came, she was still holding onto the cigarette that was damp  from the bottom. Molly sighed.

Then she knew that the apartment wasn't safe.

It was an inevitable consequence of life in New York, and that crime was something New Yorkers dealt with day by day, as the early evening moon in the sky was blackened by the windows that had been closed for a long time.


Submitted: June 09, 2021

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