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.