The Procrustean Mirror by DeAnna Knippling
Approx. 4,570 words.
Published on November 23, 2011 by
Tom tracked his wife as far as the Zorcico before he ran out of leads. Now the bartender’s trying to tell him he can either have what’s in an old wooden box, or he can find out what Betty was coming to the dive bar for.
“What’s in the box?” he asks.