I am Morte

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Morte redefines love in a timeline spanning many millennia, and landscapes that baffle the senses. Travel along with the dark stories told, while sitting at the bedside of a dying girl, and glimpse a different perspective of the world you thought you knew. More
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About Elyse Draper

Elyse Draper, as a native Coloradan, brings a distinctive vision of the Rocky Mountains to life. When that sight is combined with her love of world travel, history, sociological sciences, psychology, and humanism, the outcome is a setting that spans the world and imagination. That aptitude when mixed with an educational background of law, philosophy, and French, brings the result of a fantastic yet realistic renaissance storyline, ultimately taking the reader on an exceptional journey.

Working as a freelance journalist for Examiner.com, Elyse reports on the publishing world and supports Denver's local literary contributors as Denver's Author Examiner. Still living in Colorado with her husband and daughter, she is working on her newest speculative fiction novel. Coming in 2012, keep a look out for the next two novels in the 'Freewill' trilogy, 'Consequences' and 'Vindication'.

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James Jenkins reviewed on Nov. 4, 2016
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I am not the audience for this book
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A. Wendeberg reviewed on Oct. 6, 2013

Wow. One that will linger a long time. Beautifully written
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Franz McLaren reviewed on May 24, 2012

"I am Morte" is a story that may be quickly read but will linger long. In this short story Elyse Draper uses words as precise tools to strip open the reader's consciousness and implant seeds of what could be. I found myself reading the words and simultaneously pondering the implications they had on my inner perspectives of the purposes of life and the possibilities that death might bring. This is a story that ignites the mind and encourages it to travel paths rarely selected. Its impact will not soon be forgotten.
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Jim Hewitt reviewed on May 22, 2012

What an astonishing book. Fabulously written and felt quite emotional and like death was lamenting itself. Somewhat poetic in places and held my attention all the way through.
One of the best books I've read this year so far.
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Charlie Nitric reviewed on May 15, 2012

"I am Morte" is a fabulous read and the imagery Author Elyse employs to paint with her words is nothing less than spectacular. There is not a meaningless or "dead" sentence in the story (no pun intended). Each sentence builds upon the previous one, adding more and more depth through incredible visuals and in startling detail.

As you read onward, those descriptive examinations amass to form profound paragraphs that examine human death, as it is experienced by a being, or entity, which is death itself. That being's name is Morte.

Morte's insight (if it could possess the cognitive power to have insight) demonstrates its frustration with the concept that humans fear death. I cannot say any more because you need to read this literary masterpiece for yourself.

I believe this work of art should be read by millions. I also think this story should be studied in literary classrooms across the globe as an example of how to write dark fiction. Yes, Author Elyse Draper's story "I am Morte" is that special, for certain!
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W. Freedreamer Tinkanesh reviewed on May 10, 2012

‘I Am Morte’ is the short story by Elyse Draper included in ‘Ladies of Horror 2009’ along with a biography giving an insight in her personality and her writing. This short story is about a little girl in a coma at the hospital. Death is sitting at her bedside, telling her stories of their previous encounters whenever each of her lives ended (on a battlefield, executed by Nazis, crushed by a truck, etc), description of deadly injuries included.
I enjoyed reading this soberly elegant and almost lightly written short story. Elyse Draper uses words as precise as a scalpel, details almost clinical, and philosophical thinking to describe Death’s meticulous stalking of one specific light/soul. I felt that this almost graphic and almost humorous story was written with love. It made me wonder if the entity, Death, could feel love. It made me wonder about Death’s gender or gender neutrality. It made me wonder about life.
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