Patriotic Gestures by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Approx. 5,330 words.
Published on July 10, 2010 by
Crime scene investigator Pamela Kinney heard the bad guys outside her house and smelled smoke, but it wasn’t until morning that she realized they’d burned the flag that covered her daughter’s casket. Her police colleagues called it a small crime, but to her, it wasn’t. She had to solve it, and she had to solve it now.