Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 37 )
But I had no intention of rushing in to this like a lovesick youth. I was planning the demise of six women, yes! I did say six, Mary was to be my final victim. You may ask why? my answer, there is but a thin line ‘twixt love and hate, Mary crossed that line.
I have the intent to be a killer, but not the method, although in fairness I have many methods at my disposal. But I want this to be personal, I want them to see death coming, The last thing they will see is me, Fear the reaper, for he bears my name.
I intend to fully learn about each of them, their habits, their weaknesses, then when I feel the time is right. I will take them, one by one and return them to their maker.
I have their names emblazoned in my memory, Martha Tabram, Mary Ann Nichols, Liz Stride, Annie Chapman, Catherine Eddowes and for my piece d’accompli Mary Jane Kelly. They are all on their own roads to hell, is it such a crime to help then on their way, I think not.
Dear reader, if you are considering that I may be insane? Perish the thought, I am a wronged man, cold, calculating, maybe but certainly not insane.
If I even contemplated for one moment that might be the case, I would gladly take my own life, all I seek is the vengeance that I believe these creatures owe me. A debt payable in blood.
(C) Damian Grange 2018