Two Chapters from The Kleptocrat ...

by Michael Buergermeister

 

With regret Robert watched the curtain fall. For a split second, as he relaxed, took a step back, and studied the figure of Gertrude, in violet costume and blonde wig, sprawled upon the stage, the golden goblet still rolling from her outstretched hand, the ruby-red wine spilt and already soaking into the floor, he was not sure if he was Hamlet the Dane or Robert an actor.

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