St. Clair / THE MARTINI OF DESTINY / 40
A Rucksack Universe Novella
Anthony St. Clair
© Copyright 2013 by Anthony St. Clair.
The glass looked like a mountain inverted, a peak held in the hand. Jake Hongkong mixed the martini with the mastery of years, the gin, vermouth and glass all coming to the perfect cold temperature at his touch. In a blur he topped it off with the final ingredient, a few drops from the special black bottle in the unseeable cabinet behind a panel of the woodwork below the back liquor shelves. The drink looked and smelled the same, but for the man about to drink it, he did not know how different his life was going to become.