Only Angels

In a white-washed cell, there sat a man alone. He hunched, manacled, at a table set for two. High up the wall, setting sunlight played through iron bars. A crisscrossed beam graced the man, the table. Steam rose in bright and voluminous plumes. Heady, spiced steam from roasts, stews, and pies, all couched in fine […]

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"This is the first you've encountered such a thing, Coroner?" * said the man in white. He touched the brim of his wide hat, pulled it low. Beside strode a fellow in a grey apron, shirtsleeves rolled. Sweat glistened on his forearms and brown brow, coaxed from wide pores by heat and anxiety. A brick […]

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