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David F. Porteous

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Your Servant - A Halloween Story

Hello. The following short story was produced for a thing, with a strict limit of 1,200 words. I thought I'd share it here.

Your Servant
By David F Porteous

Sigurd McAlpine left as confirmed bachelor, dashing colonel and heir to some small fortune. He fought Napoleon – successfully by all accounts – and returned from France, no more married and no less dashing, to find that his father had passed duri Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 31, 2016 01:19
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“He had seen better days - though these had only served to embitter him against his current circumstances.”
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“There is no human being as happy as a dog who knows what he is supposed to do and has just done it. Dogs are, in this way and in all others, entirely reliable.” “Where”
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“I think I think, therefore I think I probably am.”
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“I think I think, therefore I think I probably am.”
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“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
"That's not my religion," Murray said. "My religion just says duck.”
David F. Porteous, Good Witch

“After using a paint chart from a local DIY superstore to identify the skin tone of his penis as midnight chocolate, Miriam stayed down on one knee and offered him the citizenship he had always wanted and the middle-aged white woman he would grudgingly accept.”
David F. Porteous, Good Witch

“He had seen better days - though these had only served to embitter him against his current circumstances.”
David F. Porteous, Good Witch

“This is a picture of him from 1919, just after the war, looking like he slept in that uniform all the way from France. He still had that face, but he wasn't the same. I know there's men who came back changed: the Paterson boy up in Brownville hung himself that summer. Nobody talked about it much, and I suppose that was for the best. But Jack wasn't like that; it hadn't been a terrible thing for him, I don't think. Or if it had been, then it was one of those terrible things you get through and it sets you free.”
David F. Porteous, The Death of Jack Nylund
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