Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid
Panel 1: Early morning, outside on a city street corner. DEATH checks his WATCH. A SOUL looks at their former body.
Oh, man! This is too soon! I need more time, Death! Give me more time!
Panel 2: DEATH consults his BOOK for answers.
Well, let’s see...this week is no good...and you are already dead...
Panel 3: DEATH and the SOUL walk away from the body. DEATH continues to consult his BOOK.
I can tack on 5 years at the start of your life. You’d get a new birthday! That would be fun!
I want more time now, not then!
Panel 4: DEATH and the SOUL look intently at the BOOK.
How about when you’re 2 we send you to a parallel universe for a bit? 20 years there is a day here - so when you come back you could still be the man-baby you are today.
Panel 5: The SOUL realizes DEATH is pulling his leg.
You can’t give me more time, can you?
Not even a little. This is a library book - I need to return it after I’m done with you.
Panel 6: DEATH guides the SOUL into the beyond...
You’re a really bad Grim Reaper.
Oh, I don’t know - I feel I give the role the seriousness it deserves.