Tag: death

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Six Months Dry"

Sober living, loss, and unexpected connections.

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There Will Be Blood

When your job is making it seem like body decompositions, suicides, and murders never happened.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Briar Switch"

A dangerous trek to visit a dying father.

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This Is a Story About Loss

On finding something at Unclaimed Baggage Center, the Alabama store that sells what America loses.

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The Lonely Death of George Bell

And the task of unraveling his life.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Public Debt"

David Hosack attends to a mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton.

"Hosack felt a hitching panic build, his instincts wound too tightly, overtaxed, a clockwork spring about to snap. Only Hamilton could do this to him. The frame prone before him was frail, narrow, woman-small. His coat, waistcoat, shirt, underclothes sopping him up, holding him together. Delicate embroidery sodden, delicate fingers cold with the loss of blood. Hosack had seen this man’s blood before, and the blood and vomit and delirious fever-dreams of his wife, his children. But this was—Hosack sickened, the scene before him tilting. Three years before—Hamilton’s son, Phillip, bleeding out after his own duel on the same Weehawken site. Their faces so alike, their mangled bodies. Their right sides."

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Who Owns the Dead?

Inside the home funeral movement.

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Crossover Potential

A mortuary employee surveys her scene.

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This Is What Happens After You Die

The process of decomposition, recounted in painstaking detail.

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Death, Redesigned

A few Silicon Valley executives are experimenting with mortality. “I don’t want death to be such a downer,” says one.