“Aren’t we lucky?” she said. The sun lit the sky with red and orange and yellow in a blazing sunset over the ocean. She sat on a lounge chair on the balcony of her Greek hotel with a glass of wine in her hand. She looked at Gretchen and smiled.

Gretchen raised a pistol with a silencer and aimed it at her. She . . .

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

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  1. Alicia saw red. She could feel her blood boiling. Her face was red. She had never felt so angry before. The man had sworn he loved her. He had wined and dined her. Sent her flowers. Called her constantly. He always said complimentary things to her. He could not live without her. He had suggested he wanted to marry her. It took her a very long time to trust him. When she began to trust him and he felt that he’d won her over the unthinkable happened. She wanted to kill him. She was shocked to discover that he had …..

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