Figures in Blue by Ted Morrissey
Approx. 11,870 words.
Published on November 20, 2013 by
Vagabondage Press LLC.
Esteban Espíritu, a young Spanish artist, is commissioned to paint the portrait of Kristena von Lichtenberg, an elderly Baroness living in a deteriorating mansion that overlooks a provincial German village. But, in reading the diaries of her youth, Esteban uncovers a local mystery regarding the disappearance of her brutish husband, the Baron.