Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 88 )
I had been busy formulating my plans for the demise of Mary Kelly, Normally I would kill on the street, but this time it was to be indoors, in her room. I decided to take McGinty with me to keep watch outside, while I was inside dealing with Mary.
Mary Kelly’s diary 8th of October 1888
I sit alone, waiting for an answer from Jack, I hope he can bring himself to forgive me. I know that I wronged him sorely, But Jack is a good man, he may yet find it in his heart to forgive me. I think just before he is due to arrive, I will undress and greet him wearing only my chemise. I know that he admires my breasts, so I will give him a taster of what could once again be his, if he takes me back. You may think that I am trying to seek advantage, but once a whore, always an whore. And if I am to die a whore, so be it!
We left together McGinty and I, to make our way to Mary’s, as we approached her street McGinty went ahead, to make sure the coast was clear. I had no wish to take a chance on anyone seeing me enter her door.
McGinty came to the end of her street and signalled that all was clear, so I advanced down the street and rapped on Mary’s door, I heard a muffled voice from inside, cry, ‘Who’s there?’ ‘It’s me, Mary, its Jack!’ was my reply.
(C) Damian Grange 2018