‘’My name is Iwan Atahere, reporting in person from outside the gates of Hell. I bring you today an exclusive interview with the man himself, Trent Greywater. He disappeared on October 20, 2013 after purchasing a lottery ticket from the local A&P. It was just an ordinary night, or so he thought. After his wife reported him missing twelve hours later, the police search began only to fail. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Here, with me today is the man himself.’’
‘’Hello Mr. Greywater.’’ Continue reading
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You Can’t Lose What You Never Had
Jimmy’s been gone a whole year now, last Thursday. Some people reckon he’s dead. I don’t reckon; I know. If he was alive, we’d have heard from him, or about him by now. You don’t just disappear with a lottery ticket worth nearly fifty million dollars and not show up for the money. I don’t know how or when or why, but he’s dead. He ain’t coming back. Yeah, he’s dead.
Mac entered the shop and tipped his cap at James the cashier, actions he’d performed a thousand times before. He came in once a week around 4PM wearing the same getup—probably the full outfit he had: a striped long-sleeved work-shirt, a straw hat with the hole in the brim and tired old work boots. But his wide blue eyes always shone and grew wide with excitement when he plopped his money down on the counter to play the same 6 numbers. 4, 18, 67, 89, 4, and 18. The same order. Every week. Every time. Except today.
“You alright, Mac? You’re looking a little…I dunno, pale, maybe?”