Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 56 )
Some people say that life is a learning curve, I wonder if poor Mary has learnt anything by her mistakes, or is she still wondering, totally oblivious to the nightmare that she has bought down on herself and her friends. Ah! well, ignorance is bliss, is something they also say.
And now that ‘Polly’ is safely settled in her grave, I suppose I must make a decision as to who is to be next in my little parade of cadavers, decisions, decisions, it will be soon.
One thing I am certain of, it will be soon I wish to keep up the terror for my chosen victims. The more desperate they become, the more they become putty in my hands. I will make my selection and send McGinty to seek her out, and hopefully this time I will have ample time to do my best or worst, all depending on your viewpoint.
I decided on Annie Chapman, I would be doing her a favour, she was suffering from Tuberculosis and I also suspected she had Syphilis, so she hadn’t long to live, why prolong the agony when I can end it for her. It is a Christian thing to do, to end a miserable life.
It would also test Abberline’s mettle, I am really enjoying our little game. I know that he suspects me, along with others, but as yet he has not a smidgin of proof, nor will he have. For a Policeman, He is very astute, but is that enough!
(C) Damian Grange 2018