I may have mentioned this before, but I have to - constantly - bite down on my revenge streak. It's not a pretty party of my personality (and I'm not sure where it came from) but I mostly get my fill of enjoying stories where the wronged are avenged via fiction. Rarely, I get to enjoy it in the real life world via the news (despairingly rarely, alas).
So it was with great relish that I enjoyed this next story in Mortis Operandi.
"Turnabout is Fair Play," by Jennifer Rachel Baumer
When a group of bridge-playing ladies are cajoled by one of their group to try dabbling a wee bit into the occult, Lily is fairly sure this is a waste of time. Besides, she's at a point in her life where - frankly - the dead aren't welcome. When an attempt at mediumship turns a bit sideways, something from beyond arrives to make a dire claim about one of the women gathered, and soon Lily is realizing that there's a lot to be said for letting the bodies stay buried.
But then again, it might be worthwhile to do just a bit of digging...
I loved the characters in this tale, and found myself grinning despite some of the darker moments.