“Lupe’s Lemon Elixir” by Christopher Irvin

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As the new boss of the drug cartel, Raul Gomez will never have to ask for another favor. Yet, there comes a time when he needs a little help cleaning up a mess he has no choice but to leave behind. Luckily, his ex-wife, Lupe, runs a family cleaning crew, and she’s the only one with the recipe for a cleaning elixir that is known to get out any stain imaginable. She’s happy to use this as an opportunity to prove how much she’s needed, but this is one job Lupe may soon regret accepting.

Lupe’s Lemon Elixir

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About the Author
Christopher Irvin has traded all hope of a good night’s sleep for the chance to spend his mornings writing dark and noir fiction. He is the author of Burn Cards and Federales, as well as short stories featured in several publications, including Thuglit, Beat to a Pulp, and Shotgun Honey. His collection, Safe Inside the Violence, published in November 2015 from 280 Steps, is a finalist for the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection. He lives in Boston, MA with his wife and two sons.
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