"Red Death looked for typos all day on our 40th anniversary. It was like old times, trying to work our way through a complicated appellate pleading and submission on a deadline. Judging Angels was officially submitted to the publisher, Hope and Life Press, at 11:59 p.m. on October first. A whole minute before the deadline!
"Look at that gorgeous long, red hair. Wasn't she a knockout? She still is. I love her so much. I've dragged her to Monterey, CA. (Twice); San Angelo, TX; Clarksville, TN; Newport, RI; Chicago, IL; and Sigonella Sicily. By the time we got to Sicily, we had a baby, Ragan, twin toddlers, Michael and Arthur, and Christopher a bit older.
"What a life we've had together. Happy Anniversary, my beautiful wife.
"Her expression is saying: "This is my man, and if you get too close to him, I will kill you in some interesting manner."
The above are comments from Timothy Capps, Esq.
The Bear agrees that young Red Death is a knockout with a steely gaze. Too bad their anniversary kind of got eaten up by Judging Angels. It's their "Ruby Anniversary." But every anniversary is the Salmon Anniversary. The Bear is sure they would enjoy salmon being throw at then. Crazy Kids.
Special thanks to the beta readers who gave some really useful feedback: Nightingale, Badger, and Brave Captain Ernest, who patrols the faraway colony of Facebook.
The Bear hopes Judging Angels (a Catholic psychological thriller ) is enjoyed by everyone.