Saturday, February 11, 2012

Timed Writing: 2/6/2012

Time: 5 minutes
Prompt: Nobody is dead in this world
Source: H.G. Wells, The Happy Turning

Nobody is dead in this world -- not permanently, anyhow.

Occasionally someone will take some time off -- like my neighbor, Allen, who was tired of the gloom of winter and went dormant for three months till the sun was out at least three days in seven. Saved him a bundle on heating and food. Then there are the folk who do such horrible damage to their bodies that they might as well be dead for the time that it takes to rebuild them. If you look for someone who is really dead, though, you will have a hard search, and should you want to kill someone, prepare to be frustrated.

I know a man who used to work as an assassin -- a hitman. His name is Johnson and he took a good deal of pride in his work. Now that death isn't a factor, he has to pursue other work. I believe that he's an assistant grave digger. So many formerly-dead are still stuck in their graves waiting to get out, that even now, ten years into the resurrection, grave-diggers do one hell of a good business.

(about my timed writing exercises)

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