A Blackmail and a Birthday (Darkworld) by Misti Wolanski
Series: Tales from the Darkworld: Ember.
Approx. 4,120 words.
Published on October 4, 2011.
While waiting for her boyfriend to treat her to her first drink, Ember hears a gun. Her 21st birthday’s about to get a bit more eventful than she expected.
(A short story of 3600 words plus an excerpt from "The Corpse Cat")
Content Alert: Contains mild language, violence, and drunkenness.