by Jennifer Rollings
She had been expecting him all month. Passing him on the street, she had known what the reading would disclose. As long as there was no Ten of Swords, he’d be all right. She liked him, despite her sense he was troubled.
When he showed up, she welcomed him in. Knew right away there was a problem. She drew the cards, each one darker: Five of Swords, Moon Reversed, Tower.
What had he been into? She went for her gun and cell phone.
“I need the police,” she told the dispatcher. “There’s a man here who wants to kill me.”
Richard Edwards has a BFA in Creative Writing and Journalism from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Education from the University of Akron. Managing editor of Drunk Duck, poetry editor for Prairie Margins, reporter for Miscellany, Akron Journal, Lorain Journal, and The BG News. He has also worked as a professional writer and editor in the medical publishing industry for several years. For the last 15 years Richard has also taught literature and writing at the secondary and post-secondary levels. He works much of the time with at-risk students.