Killing Time by Jennifer Moore

A Game Proposition

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Death comes to us all, but what happens when you are not home?

Published in association with Pornokitsch with kind permission. Read the story for free


On the day Death came calling for her, Antonia Priver had already left. Clothes shopping, as usual. Unfortunately, given the ever-increasing weight of his workload, Death had barely had time to skim through her case notes that morning, let alone analyse her spending habits. He’d clocked her age and address and committed her photo to memory (there’d be hell to pay if he took the wrong client by mistake) but the detailed lists of likes and dislikes had rather fallen by the wayside.

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Jennifer’s short fiction has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Guardian, Mslexia, Daily Science Fiction, Route 16, The Fiction Desk, The First Lineand Short Fiction. She is a previous winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition and the winner of this year’s Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest. Find her online or on Twitter @JennyWriteMoore.

Art by Sharon McGill.