Here’s the beginning of a nice little tale of blackmail and paranoia by the late Kurt Vonnegut. It’s one of 14 previously unpublished stories in a new collection of short fiction, Look at the Birdie, just out from Random House.
I was sitting in a bar one night, talking rather loudly about a person I hated — and a man with a beard sat down beside me, and he said amiably, “Why don’t you have him killed?”
“I’ve thought of it,” I said. “Don’t think I haven’t.”
“Let me help you to think about it clearly,” he said.
You can read the rest courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.