Julie Morris is beautiful. Julie Morris is rich. Julie Morris always gets what she wants -- until she wants the wrong man. Then Julie Morris must be killed. Killing Julie Morris is the second story about revenge in my 2 story collection Home-made Pie & Sausage / Killing Julie Morris. Both stories are told from the perspective of an unnamed woman who is the sort of person people too often take for granted. In this story she drives an ice truck for her brother Vinnie's ice company and she's spent most of her life feeling invisible. In high school Julie was one of the mean girls who loved to torment her. Now Julie is married and has everything any woman could want, so why does she have to flirt with her kid's Little League coach, too?
Sometimes the most entertaining stories to write are the ones that grow out of very mundane experiences. I was driving down Rogers Street behind a Cape Pond Ice truck when I started fantasizing about using it to commit a murder -- yes, I think about things like that. I love stories that are in everyday settings and populated by everyday people but where there is something dastardly going on. Killing Julie Morris is one of those. I've said before that zombies, vampires, and werewolves don't scare me but a quiet, reclusive woman who has been pushed a little bit too far and who knows how to plot revenge certainly does!
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