Laurie Stevens

Burned: A Mystery Short Story

by Laurie Stevens

“I see you,” Paul St. Germain muttered to himself. He was looking across the beach chairs and could see Blaine Taylor sitting with his mistress. Ashley, thought Paul, my ex-girlfriend. Through the poles of the blue beach umbrellas, Paul watched as Ashley and her new lover Blaine giggled and shared secrets. They are probably talking about me, Paul thought.