fiction, new from the book

new from the book #7

it isn’t seemly to be so excited by progress, yet I am.

“Moments passed. The men tried to exchange covert glances. The plan had not detailed what to do between finding and digging open the grave and carting the body back to town. There was no rope to haul up the coffin, no space to tear off the lid if it remained in the grave.

McKnight took action, stepping across the gap and hacking a couple of steps into the sides of the hole. The basis was there already, drunken men not being the best at neat shoveling. His own shovel had a square edge, instead of the borrowed spades most of the men had brought.”

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s