In Her Words(99)

By: J.S Ellis

‘It’s something they did.’

‘They did for fun you mean?’


‘So, Mike had nothing on Matti.’

‘Not that I am aware of. Mike was in the picture longer than I was.’

I didn’t believe him but I wasn’t going to push it. It didn’t matter anyway. I rubbed my face with my hands. ‘You know where he is?’ I asked.


‘Are you going to tell the police?’

‘I am, yeah,’ Sam replied.

The urge to go to the nearest pub was irresistible, but I resisted. After a brief conversation with Blake, where I told him everything Sam had told me, I left the police station. The city buzzed around me. I cried in the taxi, still shaking from the news. It felt like a blow in the gut as it swept over me. Me drinking. Sylvie laughing with Nicky. The music was so loud it felt like an intruder. And then I recalled it, as clear as day. I went to the bar to get myself a drink. Matti came over and said something, I don’t remember what, but we smiled at each other, and I walked past him out of the club. He stood in front lighting a joint with a zippo.

Sam’s zippo.

The End.