Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Mr. Death, by Alix E. Harrow

Apex Magazine, February 2021

This is a sweet and moving story about Death, the celestial bureaucracy of death, and a junior reaper struggling with a difficult case.

The death he's supposed to witness, and the soul he's supposed to collect, is of a two-year-old boy. The reaper was among the living himself once, and suffered terrible loss, which usually makes him good at his job.

This case cuts especially close, and the reaper has a serious problem with going through the proper procedures, this time.

And that's all I can say, except it's sweet, moving, and carries a punch.


No comments:

Post a Comment