The Assurance

Memory 056

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The would-be murderer wept at Prudence's feet uttering a barrage of thank-you's before storming out of the dark alleyway. The old woman against the wall did the same.

Prudence walked to her. “He will not bother you anymore, okay?”

The woman nodded twice. Prudence nodded back, the assurance the woman was waiting for. The relieved lady dashed towards the opposite end of the alleyway and yelled “taxi” when light finally bathed her.

From the shadows, I passed a smirk to Prudence. “The criminal and the victim thank you both. Should I be impressed?”

“No. It's a mistake. He was human.”


Prudence also appears in the novel I Killed My Friends and It Thrilled Me.