Man of War – Excerpt No. 314

“I can’t do this to you…” Susanna whispered. “…you need to go…”

“Why would I—”

“It’s still daylight. I could claim you stabbed me right here with this silver pin.”

She pointed at the deep recess of her left ear. Given the length of the pin, her death would be quick and painless.

“It won’t kill me,” Susanna reassured him, while offering him the pin. “But it’ll create a plausible story.”

“Why would I want to do that?”

“It’s a chance for you to be free of me… and my kind.”

Picture of an ornate silver hair pin. Scene and clothing appropriate for a 16th century Venetian parlor.

Disclaimer: This excerpt from Man of War is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth.


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