Death and Agatha McMurray

April 11, 2020

In this comic, Agatha McMurray complains about her miserable life, while Death finds joy in the little things.

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Death and Agatha McMurray

Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

Panel 1: An open apartment window. The breeze moves a curtain, gently.

Panel 2: AGATHA, in comfy clothes, carries a large bowl of popcorn.

AGATHA

Munch, munch, munch.

Panel 3: AGATHA clicks a button on the remote control.

AGATHA

Munch, munch, munch.

Panel 4: AGATHA sits on her couch, in front of the tv eating her popcorn. She chokes on her snack, and dies.

AGATHA

Munch, munch, munch, munch. Choke.

Panel 5: The moment AGATHA dies, DEATH arrives. She berates him for making her wait. DEATH checks his watch, but doesn’t respond.

AGATHA

Finally! What took you so long?!

Panel 6: DEATH escorts the fuming AGATHA away.

AGATHA

This life was stupid! A lousy education, a boring job. I was miserable all of the time! All I wanted to do was make art. But I had no confidence! I took no chances! Nothing!

Panel 7: AGATHA, still ranting.

AGATHA

I want to lodge a formal complaint! Who’s in charge here, anyway? Do you have a manager? My next life better be an improvement over this one, or there’ll be hell to pay!

Panel 8: AGATHA and DEATH are gone. The apartment is empty.

Panel 9: The popcorn sits quietly on the arm of the couch.

Panel 9: Suddenly, DEATH pops back into frame. He grabs a hand full of popcorn. He apparently kind of loves popcorn.

DEATH

Mmm…

Panel 10: DEATH exits, leaving a trail of popcorn behind.

DEATH

Munch, munch, munch.

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