Mystery and Crime Fiction posted April 8, 2021


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Walking in one's shoes

The Murderer's Confession

by Ritasher


The author has placed a warning on this post for violence.
"Like the first bite of your favorite dessert - once you have started, you can't stop yourself from more. The money I was offered was a huge motivation to start. After the first murder I was paid for, I was going mad - so I convinced myself that it was just a job. An unusual, dangerous, dirty, and yet - just a job. At least that's what I was telling myself to feel justified.

But you know how they say - the death of one man is a tragedy; the death of millions is a statistic. So the more I killed, the less I cared. At first I had nightmares, but then I had started taking sleeping pills in order to sink into a dreamless sleep. I made good money and had no problems in life, not counting the constant fear of getting caught.

My usual victims were middle-aged greedy men, but the last one was this young beautiful woman. She was sitting in front of a huge mirror dressed in a bathrobe when I got into her room. When she saw a knife in my hand, she didn't scream, didn't beg for mercy; she just smiled, closed her eyes and told me to do what I have to. So I did. I just cut her throat and regretted that immediately - the me I saw in the mirror, holding this beautiful woman all soaked in blood wasn't really me. Not one I remembered. I became a monster.

So I surrendered myself to the police."



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