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Night Thoughts from a Day Job

by Rachel Green

If pressed for a description of his lover, just one thing that he adores about her, Harold will rest his chin on his fist and stare into the middle-distance before fixing you with a grey-eyed stare and a half-smile. Her cold hands and her warm heart, he'll say, shifting position so his knuckles now press against his soft lips. He'll close his eyes for a moment and you'll guess that he's thinking about her as his lips flicker against his fingers in a kiss to his absent beloved. When his eyes open and he sees your expression he'll shrug and laugh. Her hands are as cold as the grave she sleeps in, he'll say, but her heart is as warm as the blood she's drinking. He'll smile then, reaching forward to clap you on the shoulder with one hand while the other pushes a syringe full of paralytic poison into your bloodstream.

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Rachel Green, whose full catalog is here, is an English woman who spends far too much time writing about demons.

13 comments:

Madam Z said...

Delightfully chilling, Rachel. You are the mistress of macabre.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thank you kindly, Madam Z :)

Marie Mosley said...

Remind me not to ask Harold about his girlfriend ;) Nice six!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Ha! That's a cunning loophole!

Anonymous said...

very cool.

E.K. Hornbeck said...

BRAVO! So good; so real. This is terrific.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thank you kindly :)

Joe said...

A great and on-the-edge-of-your-seat six from a truly talented writer.

Baby Island said...

AS usual, I love more and more and more from Harold and Jasfoup, but really, are you paying joe on the side to get his fabulous comments or is it something darker??

You must tell me your secret so I can get Joe's comments on my own 6s..

:)

Leatherdykeuk said...

Joe: Thank you again :)

BI: Thank you :) Honestly, I don't know Joe in real life and he voluntarily makes such nice remarks about my work :)

Stephanie said...

Lucky Gillian. Poor sap with the poison. Well done as always!

austere said...

Ah its those demons again, they almost seem like friends.
Great six.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thanks. They're recurring characters from my novels.