By Kelly Flynn
from Maggie Sefton's SKEIN OF THE CRIME
Oh, good. I need a break. The numbers on those spreadsheets are starting to swim in front of my eyes. Not good if you’re a CPA. Let me get a quick fill-up of coffee, then I can kick back and check out this Killer Characters Blog. I found a cryptic note on my daytimer for today: “Check out Killer Characters.” First, the coffee. Ahhhhhhhh, Black Gold. Brain cells coming back online. Okay, let’s see what these other characters are up to.
Ghosts, plumbers, ooooo---ice cream! Now, you’re talking. I could use a sugar hit about now. Wow. . .what’s up with all the cooking? Most of these guys cook all sorts of stuff. Not me. If I can’t nuke it, it’s not happening. That’s why I have a freezer full of pizzas.
Wait a minute. . .make that used to have a freezer full of pizzas. That was when my boyfriend Steve used to live with me. Make that EX-boyfriend Steve. He can keep his pizzas. Now, the fridge is filled with salad and nuts and other good-for-you stuff. Anyway, I’m usually out with my friends at night or playing softball or tennis or volleyball. Since I live in Colorado with sunny, sunny days and drop-dead gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains, I don’t lack for fun things to do. Even if Steve isn’t here anymore. He’s in Denver. Working. My friends insist on updating me on how he’s doing. Like I care. Which I don’t. Only my dog Carl misses him. Me? Not at all. I am way too busy to miss Mr. Snarky. Not talking about him.
What was I talking about? Need coffee. Slurp. Oh, yeah. Food. Okay----my friends and I are either out at cafes or ordering in and watching movies. Megan, is the best cook of the gang, and we all fight for her blueberry pie. If I want a homemade meal, I’ll drop in at Mimi’s and Burt’s house. Mimi owns the fantastic yarn shop right across from me where we all gather to catch up and indulge “fiber fever.” Burt is her husband and a retired police detective here in Fort Connor, Colorado. Burt’s always there for advice when I’m investigating a murder.
Oh, did I mention the dead bodies? They keep showing up. And I have to find out what happened. I can’t help it. It’s a puzzle, and I can’t resist a puzzle. . .or a challenge. You should drop by Mimi’s shop Lambspun and visit us. Grab some coffee from Pete’s Café in the back of the shop and come join us around the table. We’re always up to something.