Awake and Die
Stark House Press:
Cover artwork by: Clark Hullings
“Peters returned from Korea with shrapnel in his head. The doctor said they can't get it all out, that he'd get better in time. But Peters is itching to get back to his Jersey river, back to his active life. Which is how he hooks up with Mae. That was a year ago. Now Peters is so sick of Mae, he can't stand it. So when he meets Claire, he knows it's time for Mae to go. But Mae has other plans, like moving in with Peters.
He doesn't mean to kill her. Not really. Mae is drunk as usual, and yelling. And all he can think about is Claire. All of a sudden he finds his fingers around her neck... there is a splash, and Mae is gone.“ #71002