Stories tagged death

A Special Assignment

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In the graph of life or death, two axes will inevitably meet. Will it be as jarring as two sharp and well-hewn axes colliding?


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where will we be/ when it happens?

The Next Best Thing to Dying

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Later, my daughter told me that she hadn't been scared because as I lay on the ground unconscious I continued to laugh, gradually relaxing into a big smile as I came around a minute later.

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb #7

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This is no time for those of a religious persuasion. No.

Struck Silent by Whalesong

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Later, she slipped back into her care home bed in the Dementia wing of the building, and breathed some shallow breaths.

Dead Man's Pockets

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“You can’t fool us,” the woman with the red scarf said as she waved the stick in Tonio’s face. “You and your friend back there must have killed this man last night by running him over with a truck."

Tying Flies

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He plucks the feathers and winds thread to simulate an insect’s torso.

Words of Departure

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Not a fuss, not a stink, The eulogy, deep, will make one think, Grandmother, sat in back, will wink