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Fiddler

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Published: 2001
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,631 / 5 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 121.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,124
Added to site: 2007.07.30
mnybks.net#: 17762
License: by-nc-nd
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and birth and dying, to carve a face like that. He flexed his shoulders, then rolled his neck till it cracked. He pulled a pack of Camel straights from inside his vest and flipped one out.

"Got a light?" His voice was deep and warm, half gravel, half honey.

I tossed him a pack of matches through the open door; he caught it left-handed, then flipped it open, folded over a match, and struck it with his thumb.

"This the town with the dead fiddler?" he said after a long drag on the smoke.

"You might say so," I said, ignoring the look Harnie gave me. Nobody talked about her; I wondered how this fellow had even heard about her. "Ain't a fiddle, though. It's a cello, like in the symphony."

The stranger shrugged. "Close enough."

"She ain't d-dead, neither," Harnie said. "M-more sleeping, like."

He puffed out a wreath

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
2014.04.28
JoJo Biggins
**...

Incredibly unique premise, ruined by an awful letdown ending.

2008.12.08
ilikerobots
***..

I guess it's about as decent as can be for 1700 words,


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