Death Takes a Break
Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid
Panel 1: Mid-day, Hemlock Park. DEATH sits on a park bench, enjoying a bag of popcorn. There are PIGEONS. It’s very relaxing.
Panel 2: PIGEONS have moved to his shoulders, and lap, and all around him, as he shares his pop corn with them. DEATH is quite happy.
Panel 3: Finally DEATH runs out of pop corn. He shares the last kernel with his bird friends.
Panel 4: DEATH stands up, and tosses the empty pop corn bag into the nearby trash can.
DEATH Okie-dokie! All done! Let’s move out!
Panel 5: DEATH turns around to see MANY GHOSTS have been waiting patiently, and a bit confusedly, just off panel. They’ve been waiting for DEATH to finish his break.
DEATH Were there this many of you here before my break? You know what? It doesn’t matter. Let’s just go.
RANDOM GHOST Dude - you take really long breaks.
DEATH Yeah, well, if you think 15 minutes was long, eternity is going to blow your mind.