The Daily Cuppa
Published in

The Daily Cuppa

Darkmoon_Art on Pixabay

Crime Always Pays — Chapter Eighty-Seven

Stan was waiting at the door when Raven arrived. His scowl confirmed his agitation, which softened as he held her in his arms.

“What took you so long?” he asked.

“Nothing. I wanted to dress fancy, Stan. Please don’t be mad.”

He guided her into his study and offered her a brandy.

“So, Raven, tell me everything you know.”

“Well, Officer Stein’s been tracking your men and me. He knows you deal in cash, so they’ve already got you on tax evasion,” Raven lied.

“Oh really? What else?”

“That’s all I know. I didn’t want to raise suspicions.”

“You did good, my sweetie. Continue to dig.”

Stan flashed her a golden smile, then led her upstairs.

“I have something to show you, Raven, in honour of my appreciation.”

As Stan removed his shirt, she gasped at the tattooed ravens on his back.



Wow! Did you notice that? It was your day flying by. This publication is your place to enjoy stories of 150 words or fewer about plants and people, wild animals and pets, gardens and food, how-to and how-not-to — written to inform and delight. Did I mention humor?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Karen Schwartz

Aspiring bestselling novelist, featured writer for The Daily Cuppa, kindness specialist, lover of short-form and chocolate.