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Melancholy Cure Prescription Strength

decomP magazinE has published my short story "Melancholy Cure Prescription Strength".

If you'd like to read it, click here
If you'd like me to read it to you, click here and then click on the little play button near the title.

It starts something like this...

The screwdriver fails to disengage the airbag, so Anders drives through the old neighborhood to his childhood home and plows into the apple tree in the front yard. His teeth rattle like dice and draw blood, but his head throbs no more, no less from the impact.

Fair warning: it's not a lullaby.

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