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Naughty Nasty Mr. Ivers

by Joseph Grant

To be dead certain, you would not want to end up in Mr. Ivers’ care. Mr. Ivers was the local undertaker with a most peculiar predilection; he preferred his lovers without a pulse. Some say it was the result of a terribly broken heart when Mr. Ivers was an impressionable and fragile young man. In his debauched view, Mr. Ivers knew no woman could ever reject him again and he could have all the privacy in the world and not ever be disturbed. Along came a beautiful young woman who had died of mysterious causes and was relinquished to Mr. Ivers’ unusual care. As naughty, nasty Mr. Ivers practiced his profane form of lust, the undead woman’s eyes angrily opened.

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Joseph Grant, author of Keeping It Reel in L.A., is originally from New York City and currently resides in Los Angeles. His short stories have been published in over 50 literary reviews and e-zines, such as Byline, New Authors Journal, Howling Moon Press, Hack Writers, New Online Review, Indite Circle and Cerebral Catalyst.

9 comments:

Linda said...

And I hope she gave that nasty Mr. Ivers a walloping heart attack... deliciously titillating 6. Peace...

Adam J. Whitlatch said...

Awesome piece, Joseph. I absolutely love it. The best kinds of stories are the ones where the dead get their revenge. I'm a little jealous that I didn't write it first. LoL. Great job.

reynolds said...

This one chills. Happy Halloween!

armchair critic said...

I like this six best. Kudos to Mr. Grant. The others don't quite live up to the hype of the youtube clip. They're a little too tongue-in-cheek for my taste, especially for Halloween. Halloween doesn't call for tongue-in-cheek, it calls for tongue-ripped-out-of-head.

Bob Jacobs said...

Nice 6S, Joe. Perfect for Halloween.

austere said...

Chilling.

Anonymous said...

Nice.

Liz said...

This is a great Halloween piece! It is literally spine-tingling. The story itself was very creepy. Then just when you think it can't get any weirder, the ending comes with a great twist. This is definitely a perfect Halloween story.

Graham and Griselda said...

This creeped me out! Disturbing and well crafted!