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How does someone entertain the embodiment of death? What would such a being find worthwhile of their attention?


The word resounded in the stone room with a unexpected bit of certainty in the man’s voice.

“Excellent.” Death called from the shadow, “Let’s change this scenery, now. Where would you like to go?”

“Home, of course.”

Death let out a curious hum, “I don’t see much that could be considered humorous, at that place. Are you sure? We could, quite literally, go anywhere, at anytime.”

The man was sure, “Yes. I’d like to go home, first. I do have a whole week, correct?”

“That, you do.” There was a slight pause, “Very well.”

Death clicked a bony finger against the bone in his hand, and the room was gone. The man found himself in the field of his family’s farmhouse, standing before a young girl in a bright yellow dress. He looked down at her, unfamiliarity in his eyes, and as he leaned in, her eyes flashed as yellow as the dress.

Death’s voice came from the girl, “You may begin anytime.”

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  1. Avatar contin

    Like the balance between the mood of detachment and eldritch. Looking forward to sequel 7!

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Great visual for Death. I get this sense teh guy knows more about what he’s doing than one might suspect. Intriguing story so far.

  3. Avatar JonB

    Yes, the fellow is clearly game-playing. Perhaps a hazardous thing to do with Death, but it seems to be working so far.

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