TITLE: Fairest of the Faire
Constance Meyer sighed, staring at the stack of bills in her hand.
A new one had found its way to her in today's mail, from a collection agency.
She wondered, once again, how many more of these would come. All were debts she never knew existed. They were addressed to Vincent Meyer, or sometimes to Vincent and Constance Meyer.
She had no idea how all these bills and collection notices had come to be in the first place, much less how to make them go away.
Vincent Meyer was dead, killed in a car accident just before Christmas, five months before.
He had been Connie's world.
But Vincent had ended up having some big secrets; secrets he should have never had.
When he'd been killed that cold day, Connie had no clue how her life would be turned upside down.
Within two weeks of his death, she had received a foreclosure sale notice for the house, and a visit from a darkly-coated man demanding money Vincent owed.
Worst of all, she discovered that Vincent had a beautiful and very pregnant girlfriend who claimed Vincent was the father of her child.
Vincent's death had devastated Connie; her whole world had been wrapped around him.
He'd been everything a woman could want.
He worked hard and lavished her with gifts and attention.
In five years of marriage, he'd never said a harsh word to her. She had not known anything of Vincent's double life, much less that there was a problem with money.