The Bad Sky
by Peter Darlington
The letter, was it a hoax? Why would a younger man, a white man, write to him, a retired black San Francisco cop, a confession of crimes from years ago? He may never know. He did know that the story he was reading was altering irrevocably his own life, with a white woman 20 years his junior, a decent pension, travel, a life he had, before the letter arrived, considered pretty much satisfactory.