The Cutting Edge by Darcia Helle
Approx. 82,370 words.
Published on July 8, 2010.
My name is Skye Summers. I’m a hairstylist and I can’t stop fantasizing about killing my clients. My occasional fantasies have turned into chronic daydreams. They’re bloody and vivid, like watching a slice-and-dice movie on IMAX. I should be troubled by this growing desire to use my surgically sharpened shears for more than a haircut. Instead, I wonder how I can get away with it.