The Black Cat: Winner Of the Halloween Mystery Short Story Contest!

by Nancy Adams

She was lost. Deliberately lost.
Rain pelted her face, and a chill night breeze pierced her thin coat of fur. Persephone shivered. Feet passed to and fro on the broad pedestrian walkway, and she huddled into the bushes that bordered the walk, only to start away as raucous laughter rang through an open window and a glass bottle sailed out, too close.