Memento Mori: A Curious Nightmare
(A Short Story Dedicated to Mark Twain)
by Mark Leslie
Just as the clock strikes midnight and Halloween transitions into All Hallow's Day, a man enjoying the post-Halloween quiet in solitude on his front step beholds a most curious sight: a shrouded skeleton dragging a coffin down the street. The dead, the forgotten, have risen with the demand that something be done about the decrepit state of their neglected graveyard.
Memento Mori: A Curious Nightmare is a moral tale dedicated to Mark Twain. An homage to the dark humour "A Curious Dream" written by Twain, this tale takes the cautionary story beyond where the original author stopped.
This short story runs about 1500 words. Also included are the original Mark Twain story along with notes from the author about the inspiration that led to the creation of this tale. The entire text of this eBook runs approximately 5200 words in total.
- Stark Publishing, June 2013
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