I have a new fantasy story over on Bewildering Stories, which can be read for free.
‘Stop, Thief!’ features a young woman being chased through the streets by a pair of thief catchers employed by an auctioneers.
“Good effort, girl,” a gruff voice commended her.
Roanne didn’t let the man’s sarcastic praise get to her. She used the tools at her disposal; it was just unfortunate that all she had were stinky dustbins. She lifted one up that felt half-full and hurled it around behind her. When she let go, it scattered its slippery innards along the floor and knocked one of the thief catchers onto his backside.