Among the Living and the Dead – a Gothic story

ThisWayUp_by_phrasikleia_epoiesen

“He was almost dead. His eyes had sunk into the skull and his nose looked like it had been pinched shut. The skin was ashen and stretched taut over the cheekbones. I couldn’t tell how old he was, perhaps my age, or a little younger. There was the hush and chill in the room that always accompanies someone’s last hours. But for now he was alive.”

Among the Living and the Dead – is now in the most recent issue of New Dead Families!

Thank you so much to editor Zack Wentz for (g)hosting this story!

Also, check out the music video by his band (Charles)Book&Record!

(Image: “This Way Up” (taken in South Tyrol, Italy) used by kind permission from photographer Phrasikleia Epoiesen.)

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