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Contract Killer: Memoirs of a Reluctant Reaper

From: Gwen yfar
Series: Contract Killer: Memoirs of a Reluctant Reaper
Length: 07:28

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What if the curse that ruined your life could be turned into a money making proposition? “Everyone I have ever spent New Year’s Eve with has died the following year. What would happen if I hired myself out as a one-night a year contract killer for an un-traceable, un-prosecutable crime?” wonders the anti-heroine of Contract Killer: Memoirs of a Reluctant Reaper. This serialized novella is running bi-weekly in Encore Magazine in 2013.

Scroll_small What if the curse that ruined your life could be turned into a money making proposition?  “Everyone I have ever spent New Year’s Eve with has died the following year. What would happen if I hired myself out as a one-night a year contract killer for an un-traceable, un-prosecutable crime?” wonders the anti-heroine of Contract Killer: Memoirs of a Reluctant Reaper.  She has good reason to wonder, surfing within sight of the poverty line makes the possibility of large annual injections of cash quite tempting.  But can she do it? Can she really use this curse to intentionally kill someone?   Besides that, how does one even advertise such a service? What begins as a joke on New Year’s Eve becomes a mission of vengeance and eventually a personal struggle for her soul.  This serialized novella is running bi-weekly in Encore Magazine in 2013. 

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What if the curse that ruined your life could be turned into a money making proposition?  “Everyone I have ever spent New Year’s Eve with has died the following year. What would happen if I hired myself out as a one-night a year contract killer for an un-traceable, un-prosecutable crime?” wonders the anti-heroine of Contract Killer: Memoirs of a Reluctant Reaper.  She has good reason to wonder, surfing within sight of the poverty line makes the possibility of large annual injections of cash quite tempting.  But can she do it? Can she really use this curse to intentionally kill someone?   Besides that, how does one even advertise such a service? What begins as a joke on New Year’s Eve becomes a mission of vengeance and eventually a personal struggle for her soul.  This serialized novella is running bi-weekly in Encore Magazine in 2013. 

Transcript

Dear Jude, I know you thought it was a joke. I know you probably never thought about it again after that night. So, it must shock you to know that over the last two decades the “joke” has haunted and controlled me. So many tiny and insignificant things we fail to notice or pay attention to have rippling effects in our lives and the lives of others.

Obviously, if you are reading, you have gotten it out of the safe-deposit box. Hopefully, I am dead and not in police custody or hospitalized. Thank you for doing that. I guess I feel a need to write to you as a confessional of sorts—to clear my soul, though I haven’t actually done anything. Except accepted money to knowingly spend time with people. People whom other people wanted dead. Again, I didn’t really do anything.

The reason I wanted to write you is because, really, it was your idea. I was content to go along and continue hiding with...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

For the year 2013 Encore Magazine invited Gwenyfar to serialize her novella about the only Contract Killer to never own a gun.

OUTRO:

When not contemplating curses Gwenyfar manages her family bookstore in Wilmington, NC.

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