Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 37 )

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



14 thoughts on “Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 37 )

      1. That is quite a challenge to write a character of such to give them more of humanity side.
        Do you know the TV series called “DEXTER”?
        He is a highly intelligent forensic technician working for a police department, but also at the same time a serial killer who ONLY murder the bad evil people. He has still his humanity to him and people sympathized with him when they watched that show.

        I was fully surprised that it was brilliantly made and there are reasons why good people can become so bad. But they all had had their reasons and the things they done showed the other side of humanity that still holds their heart at bay.

        Love your story, Malcolm!


      2. I’m afraid I’ve not seen Dexter. I just wanted to make Jack a more sympathetic character
        rather than a knife wielding Psycho, thank you so much for your kind comments.


  1. … Hmm… I have always thought the a real crazy person is extremely cold and sharp… (and dangerous…) … you’re a fine psychologist…


  2. Hmm, his desire to know each one, to study them, and then his ability to wait – as though he is both his own professor and his own student building to a horrible test. Well done


  3. Thank you so much. The fact that he was never identified or caught suggested to me that he had planned his killings meticulously they weren’t just random attacks!


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