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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Jay Lake's "Golden Pepper"

First appeared in Flash Fiction Online.

A man bets Death that his love for his wife is greater than death.  Is he right?  Does he want to be?

A great line from the story (especially the latter part):
"Death’s smile blossomed into a rare laugh that set the skeletons of mice to dancing within the walls, while a rotting dog in the alley outside staggered to its feet and trotted into the marketplace."

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