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Fire and Earth

Post Mortem

A Short Story


Jordan Castillo Price


© 2012 Jordan Castillo Price

Smashwords Edition 1.0


www.JCPbooks.com




ISBN 978-1-935540-69-4


Cover art by Jordan Castillo Price


Post Mortem: A Short Story. Copyright © 2012 Jordan Castillo Price. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.


Originally appeared in the 2012 charity anthology Lashings of Sauce for the UK Meet.


2014 SMASHWORDS EDITION 1.0

Post Mortem



Equals sum A1 through A1133, and why was the damn cell throwing an error? Arthur Mubarek rubbed his eyes. Normally, finessing a spreadsheet was as easy for him as falling off a bicycle, but not now. He’d been out of sorts all week. On Monday he missed his bus. On Tuesday he brought the wrong container and ended up with nothing but gravy for lunch. By Friday, it was a shock he’d even made it to work showered, dressed, and breathing. Usually Arthur had a mind like a steel trap, but lately his attention had been diverted to the impending disaster of his upcoming double date. Opposite his ex. Who’d been the one to dump him, and now, evidently, presumed he was so pathetic he needed to be set up with any gay man who had a pulse.

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