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1. Dead By Friday
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DEAD BY FRIDAY


The walk down the alley was the longest walk she ever had to take. Was it him lying in the puddle of blood? The copper-like smell filled the small space between the buildings. Her fingers icy, my pulse beating against my chest, I wanted it to be someone else, anyone else, I didn't care. Just not him.

I got to the body and Rudy turned him over. All that pent up breath that I was holding, came out in a hiss.

"You thought it was him, didn't you?"

"You know as well as I do, one day it will be."

"White male in his early to mid thirties Doc." The coroner came up to us.

He stooped down and stuck a thermometer in his side. "Ninety-six degrees and accounting for the outside temps, I'd say he died about two hours ago. Hmm," He took a gloved finger and turned the head to the side. "Someone coppered him a good one."

"Is that your professional opinion Doc?"


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