Death's Last Days with the Dying

 

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Introduction

Death's Last Days with the Dying is a drabble spinoff of I Killed My Friends and It Thrilled Me and Walden and Hyde (and Other Short Stories).

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Time, Tommy

Memory 001

Time, Tommy thought he'd always have. Plentiful like drops of November rain. Countless like twinkling stars.

When he crossed paths with Martha in their office's corridor that sunny morning, all that came out of his mouth was a quick “Hello”.

No spilling from his river of curiosity lingering in his mind for so long. No wave from his ocean of romantic poetry flowing in his mind whenever he imagined Martha's diamond eyes and carnation lips. No drop of lust in sight. No ripple of love from his world of secrecy.

He kept it all inside because, Tommy thought, of time.

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Tommy Envisioned

Memory 002

Tommy envisioned: one step at a time, one day, one hour, one minute, and even one ridiculous second. The little grains would pile up someday to build a castle and herald the arrival of Madame Lucky. Until then, he remained a captive of Captain Cowardice.

“Hello, Tommy,” Martha smiled at him when they happened upon each other at the corridor in the afternoon once more.

His legs froze and his lips only gave way to a tiny beam. Her eyes turned to a window of gray clouds. Their afternoon ended in awkward silence. She walked away. He missed their forever.

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Time Expired for Tommy

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Noble, Rose

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Departure, Rose

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Dear Old Helen

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Helen Looked at Me

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Too Bad Brandon

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Brandon and I Had Never Met Before

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Bother Brandon It Did Not

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A Piston and a Flower

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One Smile. Then Two Fingers

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Robe Red and Cigarette Still Lit

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Lighten Up Arianna's Face

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It's True, Arianna. It's True

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Arianna Reached to the Indifferent Sky and Stole a Star

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For Dying Frederick

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His Name Didn't Matter. He Wasn't Dying That Day

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Masks of Lamb, Fox, or Wolf

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Adorable Forager

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Ferraris. Aristotle

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Aristotle Loved the Night

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Sugary Donuts. Buttery Bread

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Little Beth's Mother

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The Last Set of Eyes Little Beth Saw

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Prudence Hez, We Finally Met!

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Nasty Crunching

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The Parking Lot. Attractive.

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End Your Night on a Good Note

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The Mention of the Word 'Gang Bang' Eliminated All the Alcohol in Roberto's Bloodstream

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A Modern Day Christopher Columbus

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30 Days and 29 Nights, Henry

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Henry Woke Up Inside a Ring of Peach Trees

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Whose Prom Date was Ugly

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Sex in the Bathroom

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White Fluid Oozing From Its Tip

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Repulsed Samantha

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Red Liquid That Defied the Physics of Kitchenware

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The Blonde, the Brunette, and the Garden

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The Secret Escape

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The Golden Paper

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The Rescuee

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Run, Prudence! Run!

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Unwanted Overtime

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The New Reaping

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The Cold Shoulder

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The Stalker

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The Silence

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The Last Cell

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The Assurance

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The 21st Night

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The Adirondack

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The Crescendo

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The Mocking

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Butternut Squash Ravioli

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Human Affairs

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The Speed Ticket

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The Look of Goodbye

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The Peeking

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The Poor Unfortunate Woman

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The Laughter

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The Creaking

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The Dull Stillness

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The Garden Wall

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The Skepticism

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