Blessings and Curses by S K Turner
Approx. 17,790 words.
Published on March 29, 2012.
While on spring break in San Francisco, an intoxicated young woman named Helen discovers that her father will soon end his life, but before she can contact him, she's confronted on a darkened street by a gun wielding thief. She must summon the courage to endure the terror, and speed home to her father, who's fate was unknown. Loosely based on a true event.