Jackie struggled to keep herself upright as she looked at the two women. “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? Interesting…” Where was Jack? And Matt? She stood up, aching. “There were two guys, fighting…” Those who hadn’t run away were now setting tables back up, checking each other for injuries.
One of the ladies folded the fabric up carefully and placed it in her pocket. “Who could tell, in all this confusion?” She stood up and held out a hand. “I’m Harriet, and this is my Aunt Beth. ”
Jackie held out her hand, looking at the two seemingly friendly faces suspiciously. “Jackie. I’m sorry but…this doesn’t seem like your normal hangout. What brings you here?”
Harriet explained, briefly, about the quilt for the animal shelter.
“I approve of that cause…but since the cops are almost here, I think you’d both better get out while you still can.” She strode towards the back door and threw it open. She could hear the cars pulling up outside, but her head was clear, now…she could deal. Now, to find Matt…
Finding Matt was the easy part…he was dead in the alley behind the bar.
“I think,” Harriet said behind her, you’re going to need a little help.”
Go on to Episode 7
Cindy Lynn Speer is the author of Blue Moon, Chocolatier’s Wife and Unbalanced. More about her and her work can be found at www.apenandfire.com