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"Tales of Pneuma 01: The Divine Chocolate Shop"

By Frances Gonzalez

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2009 Frances Gonzalez

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What baffles the police most about the deaths of Liam Wheelwright's parents is the father's missing eyes, plucked cleanly from his head like ripe fruit from a tree. They search the scene of the car accident for two days but the eyes are never found. The makeup artist from the funeral home decorates a pair of glass eyes for Liam's father, one blue and one green, so visitors at the wake don't have to look upon a pair of empty sockets when they pay their respects. It's a wasted effort, as few people attend the wake. His mother and father are buried together in a plot they chose before Liam was born, and Liam, the priest, and two sparrows in a nearby tree are the only witnesses.

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