Bentley A. Reese is a Wisconsin-born writer who has always had a love for science fiction. He has been published in many magazines, such as Shimmer, Bourbon Penn, and now (to his complete surprise and utter joy) within the pages of Apex. An Alumni of UW-Madison, Bentley is currently one of few genre writers studying at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He wrote this piece last fall while studying abroad in London and walking the streets of Whitechapel.
Intrigue is our game. We play it well. It is all we have. She steps out of the pub with smoke on her lips, heels in her hands. A flicker of gin hides behind her eyes. Her interest meter is low, except for a seed of fear.