A pinch of Dorothy Parker and a twist of O.Henry go into the mix to make this Fitzgerald short a bracing sip of satire. There is a free sample of RUNNING, her best-selling Kindle political thriller, at the end of this story.

It begins:

“Jen started thinking about her second husband in late December.

She still had a first husband, but that seemed temporary. With an odd and quite sentimental feeling of loss, Jen knew that he was going to be out of the picture soon. How, she didn’t know. Perhaps a sudden myocardial infarction, or a vulnerable moment in the left-turn lane. It was hard to say.”

What reviewers are saying about LOOKING FOR LANCE:

“Fun story… poor Roger. Ha!”

“Love the tone. I could see it in the New Yorker.”

“Classic.”