AP reporter Jane Swift said, “Miss Devereaux, you rose from horrendous poverty to running a top 500 fashion company in just a few years. How do you explain that?”
“The usual,” said Marie Devereaux. “Hard work. Dedication.”
“Now critics are claiming you practice black arts with voodoo dolls. True?”
Devereaux scowled. This wasn’t what was promised. “How silly. Who believes such superstitious nonsense?”
“Those same critics are dying, rapidly, under bizarre circumstances. True?”
“This interview is over,” declared Devereaux.
Returning to New Orleans, Devereaux held up some cloth to her assistant. “Doesn’t this match the skin tone of that AP reporter?”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/10/23/25-october-2019/
The lyrics of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” were an influence this story’s title.