The story is based on a true incident from Turkey, where a woman opened her door to a conman who claimed to be the Angel of Death. The only way the woman could avoid termination was to give the next person who passed her apartment, all her money and jewelry, which she subsequently did.
Needless to say, when her husband came home and was told what had happened, he wasn't too chuffed.
Of course in my version of the story, all is not as it seems and the con men duly get their comeuppance.
Below are links to my most recent Global Short Story Competition winning story, my short-listed story for the National newspaper (Abu Dhabi's annual short story competition) and another story that appeared on the Every Day Fiction site - where you can leave a comment: