I Killed My Friends and It Thrilled Me
Walden and Hyde (and Other Short Stories)
Death's Last Days with the Dying
This spin-off series of the debut novel chronicles Death's memories in Cinnabar City. How does a day of reaping go by? Is it boring? Is it sad? Is it exciting? Are there any surprises waiting camouflaging with the shadows?
Without any hint or warning, the man on the rooftop of the building jumped to the busy Cinnabar street below us.
“At this point, you should know what I am,” I told Prudence.
The sunset of Verona disappeared, replaced by the almost artificial-like version of Cinnabar City. The sight of the buildings and towers surrounding us burned annoyance in Prudence's eyes.
“I didn't ask to be brought here. Bring me back to my sister's house,” she told me.
I walked towards the edge of the rooftop we were on. “Your mouth speaks one thing but your heart another.”
Only a tiny hint of surprise registered on Prudence's face when I joined her on the swing set.
“I didn't peg you as someone who plays on a swing when on vacation,” I told her.
“I don't play on swings,” Prudence replied without taking her eyes off the young sunset. “And I'm not on vacation.”
The sun burned the earth of Verona unlike how it did Cinnabar. No burning steel and concrete blocks, just pure earth playing with fire, boasting off warmth that pacified the soul. Except, what did I know about souls? I didn't have one.
THE DEBUT NOVEL
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Walden And Hyde
This Special Edition of the book contains early drafts of all the stories in this collection, plus author's note on the conception of the stories.