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One
Published on Friday, January 30, 2015 by

Today is the final day of the writing challenge, with the subject “And then there was one.”  I can’t tell you where this little piece came from.  Do I blame it on the 20 subjects I had to write about?  Or do I blame it on the Taco Bell taco I ate after my workout tonight.  Let’s go with the taco.

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“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.”

He tossed a handful of browned petals in to the hole and watched them land in an unimpressive pile around her body. After a moment he got to work pushing the sand in and around the stiff form.

She was the last human he had come in contact with since the epidemic. He assumed she would be the last.

It was for the best. If she had lingered there would have been suffering. Weeping boils, burning skin, blindness…. Yes. This was for the best.

Turning on one foot, he wiped his brow and began to walk. “And then there was one.”

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