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I am Morte

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A creature that is hated and feared by mankind has fallen in love. Morte redefines devotion in a timeline spanning many millennia, and landscapes that baffle the senses. At the bedside of a comatose girl, who suffers from terminal burns, Morte spins stories of past lives lived and lost, and tales of love's eternal pursuit for completion.
ebook, 25 pages
Published May 10th 2012 by Elyse Draper
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Franz McLaren
May 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"I am Morte" is a story that may be quickly read but will linger long. In this short story, Elyse Draper uses words as precise tools to strip open the reader's consciousness and implant seeds of what could be. I found myself reading the words and simultaneously pondering the implications they had on my perspectives of the purposes of life and the possibilities that death might bring. This is a story that ignites the mind and encourages it to travel paths rarely selected. Its impact will not soon ...more
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant book!
Charlie Nitric
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"I am Morte" is a fabulous read and the imagery Author Elyse employs to paint with her words is nothing less than spectacular. There is not a meaningless or "dead" sentence in the story (no pun intended). Each sentence builds upon the previous one, adding more and more depth through incredible visuals and in startling detail.

As you read onward, those descriptive examinations amass to form profound paragraphs that examine human death, as it is experienced by a being, or entity, which is death it
W. Tinkanesh
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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‘I Am Morte’ is the short story by Elyse Draper that was included in ‘Ladies of Horror 2009’ along with a biography giving an insight in her personality and her writing. This short story is about a little girl in a coma at the hospital. Death is sitting at her bedside, telling her stories of their previous encounters whenever each of her lives ended (on a battlefield, executed by Nazis, crushed by a truck, etc), description of deadly injuries included. I enjoyed reading this soberly elegant and ...more
May 10, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Morte is the most unique love story you'll ever read.

This Short story is available to download, for free, from I am Morte by Elyse Draper ... and it's also available (for free) at the iTunes store.
L.L. Watkin
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
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It would be easier to follow if the author could decide between present and past tense,and there are some pieces of dodgy copy editing, but the core story is engaging.
Sabne Raznik
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Somehow this reads like Edgar Allen Poe. Dark and Gothic, definitely. But poetic and perspective shifting in a way that is beautiful.
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Paranormal and Ho...: I am Morte: Dark Literature Short Story R2R 1 16 Mar 28, 2013 07:47AM  
“Elyse Draper, as a native Coloradan, brings a distinctive vision of the Rocky Mountains to life. When that sight is combined with her love of world travel, history, sociological sciences, psychology, and humanism, the outcome is a setting that spans the world and imagination. This aptitude when tossed lightly with an educational background of law, philosophy, and French, brings the result of a fa ...more

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