Death becomes him

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“Okay. Settle down. I asked you all to meet me here for a reason.”

“What is this place, boss? Looks like some kind of morgue…maybe?”

“You are so freaking stupid, Daryl.  It’s a library.”

“That’s enough, War….”

“He’s stupid and he doesn’t even use the right name….”

“Famine…enough.”

“Yes, Conquest?”

“How can we be known as Conquest, War, Famine and Daryl? It’s embarrassing. It’s not even biblical.”

“Daryl is filling in…from the zombie apocalypse. The original horseman was reassigned.”

“Did he leave his horse?”

“Yes…let’s all cooperate, Conquest.”

“Sure, boss…behold a pale horse.  And its rider’s name was DARYL.”

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Friday Fictioneers at Addicted to Purple
Photo prompt:  Copyright Randy Mazie
Word Count:  100

Special thanks to the talented Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers

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17 comments on “Death becomes him
  1. Margaret says:

    Oh that’s very funny. What a clever idea – in fact a string of clever ideas. Long live Daryl!

    • Lucy says:

      Oh, I don’t know if we should cheer him on. He is Death, you know. But, maybe he’ll have to fill in somewhere else before he has to fulfill his job description. Thanks for coming by. Lucy

  2. That was great.
    I loved the four Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, Aramis , and Darryl.
    Darryl rocks – and really gets around.
    Randy

  3. Kate Loveton says:

    Funny, Sistah Grime. 😀 You never disappoint.

    • Lucy says:

      Well, I had the four horsemen on my mind. Thanks sweetie. Lucy

      • Kate Loveton says:

        I owe you a note; forgive me for being tardy. This thing called ‘work’ (and exhaustion!) often ruin my best intentions! I hope you had a good time at Treasure Island.

      • Lucy says:

        Don’t worry about “owing” me a note. I am the one with a lot of time on my hands. Yes, I had a great time. I ended up driving and nearly tossed us in the drink a few times. Great fun. Rest, will you?…Lucy

  4. J says:

    This cracked me up — hysterical! Never again will I hear the “Pale Horse” without thinking of Daryl. 😉

  5. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Lucy, Great story and enjoyable – I like your humor and yes, maybe a couple of hours in a shrinks office may make you happier, but you already have hundreds of friends (or more) and who could ask for more. Your stories matter! Good job! Nan 🙂

    • Lucy says:

      Thanks Nan. Oh, I know I’m just as peculiar as everyone else. There’s that saying about being unique–just like everyone else.

      I do appreciate you. How have you been since I became the Bionic Woman? Thanks again, Nan. Lucy

  6. dmmacilroy says:

    Mayhem in the stacks. A great story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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