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In Warmer Climes

“Pass us that hat would you?” Death asked, “These midges seem to be making a buffet out of my scalp.” “You sure?” Looking at the hat he was referring to I wondered if it was more than the midges getting to him. Hot countries always left him a bit, well, off. “Just hand it over already.” I shrugged but did as he said. The previous owner didn’t seem to mind too much, but then again he was already halfway across the Otherside and what was left was raw meat about to turn bad. “Five more,” I said. “Then we’re done.” friday-fictioneers

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. Ha!ha!”Hot countries always left him a bit, well, off”-loved this and “raw meat about to turn bad.”-very funny! Or, maybe I am twisted to think of death as funny 😛 Cool take on the prompt Carol 🙂

  2. Great story Carol, there seem to be a lot of stories about death and associated occasions. Must be a lot of like minded writers out there.

  3. Humorous story and done well. Death wearing a hat? Somehow I’ve always pictured him with the hood and cape. I guess that’s now old-fashioned.

    • There are some fantastic versions of Death out there. I just like the idea of him wearing a stupid hat to fend of midges.
      Thanks for the comment. 😀

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  5. I love how you say so much while saying so little!

    And, I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I feel a bit of Beckett (whom I LOVE) in your words. I’ll have to check out some more of your writing and see if it’s a continuing theme…!

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