Xeno Hemlock

Death's Last Days With the Dying

The Cold Shoulder

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White-marbled floor. Electric fireplace. Black faux leather couches. A personal bar. A 200-inch LED TV as the main attraction of the living room. It would've been a perfect place for Pontius to arrive at every night if only his wife hadn't divorced him and took away their children.

He poured himself a glass of Hennessy, sank on the sofa, and turned on the TV. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. Anything but the news.

Another presence joined me on the stairs, a female. It wasn't Pontius's wife.

“You shouldn't have given me the cold shoulder last time,” Prudence's voice entered my ear.

Prudence also appears in the novel I Killed My Friends and It Thrilled Me.

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