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?
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.
In a glance, Prudence's bed looked identical to Annie's. The pillows were too soft, as if no human had touched them for a long time. Not a single handprint could be seen on the fabric of the blankets and bed sheet.
I could've told Henrietta to stop pounding at the door and take pity on her bruised shoulder. Too bad she couldn't see nor hear me. If her mouth wasn't gagged, cries for help would accomplish every beat on the wooden door. If it wasn't for the brutal hours too, tears would complete that trio.
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.