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Crime Always Pays — Chapter Eighty-Six

Two days went by without a word from Stan. It wasn’t like him. Raven decided he was likely testing her.

She had done nothing wrong. Raven had spoken with Officer Stein, according to Stan’s orders. The deal she and the officer shook on; nobody else knew.

On the third day, the phone rang. It was Stan, and he wasn’t pleased.

“Come to my house, Raven. Don’t keep me waiting.”

The more she learned about her boss, Raven felt defeated as his silence over his wrongdoings shattered her soul.

As she reflected on her life, she felt ashamed. Never had Raven imagined her life turned upside down. While adventure always tempted her, living a subservient life did not.

“Damn you, Stan,” she cried. “I need information. The farm is calling. I want to go home.”



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Karen Schwartz

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