Emily and Death

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

If you met Death, what would you think?

Genre:
Fantasy / Other
Author:
Hoodoo
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Emily and Death

The corn was too dry. Leaves were withered and brown, looking as though they would crumble at a touch, whispering almost-words as the breeze pushed them together.

Roots pushed above the cracked soil as if to escape away from the dryness and heat.

"It's not fair!" Emily cried.

Her feet made no impressions in the sun-baked dirt between the rows. Neither did her companion's.

"You aren't supposed to look like that! Death isn't sweet and pretty and nice!"

Beside her, the Grim Reaper slowly bowed it golden head.

"Answer me!" she demanded.

"What do you think Death should be, Emily?" it questioned in reply.

Emily shook her head in frustration. "Like . . . like . . . evil and horrible and black. Bony and dry. Decay. Rotten. It should smell like death. It should be like . . . that!"

The two had come upon a dead thing. Half a rabbit, ravaged by dogs, left to the uncaring sun and black flies. The insects swarmed the corpse like a cloud. What flesh remained was maggoty and putrid. A shocking whiteness shone in the sunlight—the rabbit's grin to Emily. Its blood had stained the ground darker.

The stench made her back away with bile in her throat.

"That's death!" she exclaimed. "Death is that think on the ground—death is all around in this field, with the corn dying and the dirt already dead!"

She gestured wildly. Then, not understanding herself, she angrily wiped a dusty hand over her face to remove the tears.

"People have different theories of Death in whole world over, Emily," the Grim Reaper said softly, in a voice of windchimes.

Its hand of ivory touched her shoulder.

Emily jerked away. "Well, they're wrong. Something as beautiful as you shouldn't bring so much unhappiness to the world. You're wrong."

She turned away from it.

"Don't you think, in an ugly world, that the last sight anything sees before it goes beyond should be the most beautiful?" its silver voice suggested in a whisper.

The girl closed her eyes and fresh tears coursed down her cheeks.

"Yes," she replied in sudden recognition.

She turned back and answered only the whispering corn.

Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Allie Bear 💚: I love the series. The Plot is so greatly written and it has good twists and turns you never know what's going to happen or what to expect and it's just awesome can't wait to read the rest of the book series

Karah Donelson: Was amazing good book and good read

Adelaide: I love this book and I so want to see how it ends. I hope that you’ll come back and finish it one day

Fyr Tabios: I loved everything about the story it is the very first story that i have read in this app and i am so not disappointed.....❤❤❤❤❤

Brittany: I liked everything written in the book. It has so much details that gave me the chance to imagine more. I can recommend this to everyone who's really open minded to such things. I gave this kind of rating because the book deserves it. It's really really great. I love it so much!!!!

Bellatrix: This is really good so far and the thing that makes it stand out compared to the others I read the most is that I didn't notice any typing errors unlike the others so thank you author.! Like so much.

holly: Best Novel ever 😍 and I can't wait to read more of your novels 😍

patricia: Anyone can find love, it doesn’t matter how they look, what size or shape and definitely not the color. Love is blind... it sees no obstacle

More Recommendations

maangelaq: Interesting to read especially about the rank system in the werewolf world. Too much emphasis on the characters outfits..

Bianca van Zyl: Can not wait for Mr alpha to find his mate

krystyna: Love the view points and very interested in what appears to be a love triangle

Sofie Soendergaard Madsen: it was interesting, but a bit confusing. I'm sad the story was so short but I loved the book

Marietta Balogbog: That nut so good I'm so despointed and at hanging out it make my brain in edges it's so short where the rest of the story , im sorry but is this story still going pls.update me ,if not just tell me straight thank you and stay at home 💕💕💕

Wil Son: It's thrilling, although I don't know what fated mates are yet but still it's great

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.