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  • H.K. Slade

In Time: Part 5

Note: This story was originally published in Allegory Magazine

Part V

They found a box of children’s cloths under the old usher’s bed. As many a five separate sets, not including Clarence’s. Lester consoled himself that there would be no more.

Gallowglass made it to the hospital. The doctors went on endlessly about how quickly he healed. At least until he disappeared. The missing persons report ended up on Detective Bradshaw’s desk.

“Don’t get too worked up, doc,” Lester told the hospital administrator over the phone. “He didn’t have any insurance anyway.”

Clarence went home to his mother, who thanked God and Lester Bradshaw alone for taking her child back from the city.


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