A SENSE OF HUMOR by Cynthia Scott

A SENSE OF HUMOR by Cynthia Scott

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She rubbed her eyes twice when she saw the hand. It lay between the rows of collard greens, gray and waxen, cut clean at the wrist, with dull fingernails, clenched fingers, and clotted blood around the clean, white bone. It looked like something for sale at a Halloween store, something trickster children might use to scare the bejeezus out of little old ladies, except that it wasn’t made of rubber.

Flies buzzed around it and black ants trooped over it, tearing its flesh with their powerful mandibles and carrying away the bits to God knew where.

Vernice reeled back and threw up in the dirt.
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    Cynthia Scott is a freelance writer, blogger, and copyeditor at Zharmae Publishing Press. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Graze magazine, Dogplotz.com, eFiction, Bleed.com, Rain Taxi, Bright Lights Film Journal, Strange Horizons, Creosote Journal, and others. Her blog, The Book Salon, can be found at http://mstie68.wordpress.com.

    Timothy Tang is a freelance illustrator and concept artist. He was born in Manila, Philippines and studied illustration at San Jose State University. And now currently lives and works in the Bay Area.