Friday, August 19, 2011

Bodies at the Buoy (WT 64)

Policemen Aidan Cainne and Silvio Ranaldo find a dead body in an old-style diving suit under an abandoned diving platform and before they can summon help, a pirate adds them to his scorecard of bad deeds. As the Bible says, the wages of sin is death; not Miltonian death in some fiery Hades or a Dante-like Inferno, but the Angel of Death incarnate come to deliver judgment. When the entire world holds it breath and Death looks deep into the murderer's heart, what does a man see reflected in Death's eyes?

Published in Tales of Salt and Sorrow an anthology edited by Dorothy Davies.
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3 comments:

Dave F. said...

The story ended up a 1000 words shorter thanks to the June update.

Terry Stonecrop said...

I like this sample. Nice writing.

Dave F. said...

Thanks, I hope the story gets published.