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Not All They're Cracked Up To Be

A chapter in the book Dribbles And Drabbles


by Brett Matthew West

There was a saw, its blade hocked part way through a hickory tree. The damn thing stuck.

It was frigid winter. The temperature much colder than expected. I wore no jacket. Cutting the tree warmed me, until now.

I trembled.

A voice taunted, "You're cold."

I agreed.

The voice assured me, "I can make you warm again."

"I'm listening," I replied.

"Shut your peepers," came the invitation.

I laid down on the frozen ground. Soon thereafter, I felt death's embrace.

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