Tag Archives: Death

Splash

I was six when Nana first rescued me from the mundane world of the concrete. Other kids got their stories about fairies from Peter Pan and Fern Gully. I got mine from the nasturtium in Nana’s garden. Nana died when … Continue reading

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Truth and Consequence

“Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.”                                  ~ Russian Proverb I hate the sight of blood. It makes me nauseous, so … Continue reading

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The Best in All the World

“What kind samwich is Tufi make for you?” asked the small man behind the counter. “Whatever is, I make it for you best in all the world!” I held back a giggle. He wasn’t more than a few inches taller … Continue reading

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Le Rasoir Argent

Yvette Duvalier strolled peacefully between the narrow rows of small grey houses toward Rue Principale. The brick borders of their frames and doors were as grey as the plaster. The avenue was quiet and empty in the dim early morning … Continue reading

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Grip of Terror

On a night not unlike any other, dark dread and a cold need drove two complete strangers on a single path to destiny. One pushed on through the darkness in doubt and agitated fear, while the other lurked there in … Continue reading

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Demons and Angels

The roar of the engine was something unholy. It wasn’t particularly loud; it just caught my attention, as if it had reached inside me and was trying to snatch a part of my soul. I was drawn to the sound … Continue reading

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Dead Like Me

Why am I telling you this? I don’t know. Maybe it’s something you’ll find interesting. No one alive really understands what it’s like to be dead, right? I’ve been dead since 1984, though you wouldn’t know it to look at … Continue reading

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Protected: A Promise to Keep

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The List

The alarm sounds. It is not my iPod… it’s an old wind-up ringy thingy. I stretch. My arm is tangled for a moment in the blanket, but it comes free, and with the blessing of instinct, the ringing stops. I … Continue reading

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