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Death's Last Days With the Dying

After the Nothing

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After the nothing came something: a blue ceiling with random streaks of white, a bright sphere of light looking down on me, happy chirps of birds like a Saturday morning greeting, a fresh layer of cotton under my back and legs, and a friendly breeze teasing my rested face.

After something came more something: the bittersweet aroma of newly pressed coffee, the seductive smell of maple syrup, and the warm whiff of cinnamon buttermilk pancakes.

After something came nothing. I got up from the bed and tiptoed to the table of breakfast awaiting me but the cook was not there.


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

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