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There Was No Bell

By 

Rachel Unger

A

s Allison pried her eyelids open only to discover complete darkness, it occurred to her that this was the wrong time of year for hailstorms. Reaching for the flashlight in her bedside table, her groping hand found instead the wall--and then the satin-lined lid directly overhead.

Quiz question:

Which methods have been employed historically to prevent premature burial?

a glass-fronted coffin

a glass-fronted coffin

a safety casket

a safety casket

a bell

a bell

waiting mortuaries

waiting mortuaries

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Issue 10

published 

February 22, 2017

There Was No Bell was written by Rachel Unger, who has watched the sun rise from a mountaintop, faced down a tarantula in the wild, and seen the Milky Way from the desert. She used to play with dirt for a living.  Having finished her thesis work on Devonian carbonates, she returns to the demanding mistress that is fiction, chastened and humbled.

i dont feel like fininishing this website right now and i am sorry

To be a fly on

the wall for either of these

two campaigns today...

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