Phe, Chapter 7: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

After the Landowner’s body is taken away, I shift and drift out into the gardens of the hospice house. Water bubbles and sings as it flows over the rocks in the fountain. The sounds make a melody over the rhythm of the patients’ breathing inside the house. From here I can watch my fellow death…

Phe, Chapter 6: The Landowner

6: The Landowner I’ve been at a plush hospice house outside Denver for nearly a week. Every room has a picture window with an unobstructed view of the Rockies. Every bed is positioned either next to the window or facing it, allowing the patients to look out onto the mountains. The rooms have no institutional…

Phe, Chapter 5: The Visitor

5: The Visitor I’ve made my way to a small hospital in Vermont, this time the pediatric ward. Don’t worry, I’m not here for one of the young ones. I’m hovering in the hallway for the Visitor who soon will step off the elevator. I volunteered for this one. I was mentoring our new death…

Phe, Chapter 3: The Salesman

I’ve been hanging around a hospital in Texas for a couple of days now. This run dropped me in the middle of the Texas hill country in August. By the looks of everyone around me, the heat must be bad. I know I’m here for the Salesman, but this extreme heat might demand an extra…