The Man Who Reads Obituaries

The Man Who Reads Obituaries

by Diane Lynn McGyver
     
 

Grace Louisa Fraser. Six…I closed my eyes to stall the water. So young. Innocent. She hardly had time to get her feet wet in the cruel world of life. Her two younger siblings would never know her, not even remember her in a dozen years. I continued to read, stopping at Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society can be made in Grace’s name.

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Grace Louisa Fraser. Six…I closed my eyes to stall the water. So young. Innocent. She hardly had time to get her feet wet in the cruel world of life. Her two younger siblings would never know her, not even remember her in a dozen years. I continued to read, stopping at Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society can be made in Grace’s name.

The parasite fed on the old, the young…the middle-aged. I glanced at the incomplete obituary on the bedside table. The few words at the end of Grace’s obituary provided strangers with the name of her Grim Reaper, the same who would deliver me. I reached for the looseleaf, sluggishly circled the crossed out ending to my obituary and wrote KEEP beside it. For Grace Louisa Fraser. Six.

Morris, Laurence Aiden—48, Dartmouth, has waited more than six months for this day. Still, he’s unsure if he is ready to make the journey to Heaven…or Hell. Something is missing, but he can’t fathom what. While he bides his time, he reads the obituaries, playing his game of Heaven or Hell.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045006545
Publisher:
Quarter Castle Publishing
Publication date:
09/24/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
168 KB

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Meet the Author

Diane Lynn McGyver grew up along the wild shores of Nova Scotia, Canada. She spent her summers running barefoot through the forest and sailing on the sea, and her winters building snow forts, skating and playing hockey. She began writing at an early age, filling Campfire Notebooks with tales based on her imagination and her adventures. She currently dwells on a small homestead where she raises children, Toggenburg goats and heritage-breed chickens. Her work has appeared in more than a thousand publications since 1997. She is the author of “Shadows in the Stone” (traditional adult fantasy), “Pockets of Wildflowers”, “Twistmas - The Season for Love” (both adult romance), “Fowl Summer Nights” (humour) and “Nova Scotia - Life Near Water” (anthology). The second book in the fantasy Castle Keepers series “Scattered Stones” will be launched May 6, 2016. To learn more about her books and future adventures, visit Diane's website (dianelynnmcgyver.com), or follow her on Twitter: @DLMcGyver.

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