Love and Other Murders

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Chapter 102

Light-footed as a cat-burglar I walk out of my weird romance. I wash my hands of its failings. Are you calling me a loser? Don’t! Isn’t it close to heroics entering flames and not become a burnt-out case?

Wait a moment! What about the other protagonists?

Oh them! I set them free! May they be happy!

As Hemingway wrote ‘it would be pretty to think so’.

On this I blow the candles out.

In a far distance I hear a sound alarmingly near to a sob.

A wise man said once: Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.

Maybe they have.

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