Sunday, November 1, 2015

"It All Would Have Been Quite Clear to You If You Had Died on Schedule"

"Make Way for Your Corpse."
By Milton Lesser (later legally changed to Stephen Marlowe, 1928-2008).
First appearance: Fantastic Adventures, December 1952.
Short short story (5 pages).
Parental caution: Strong language.
Online HERE (smudgy text).
"You've made a horrible mess of things, Mr. Slagg, a horrible mess."
If you met someone who looked just like you and said the following, would you do it?
"Look, all you have to do is go outside and get yourself killed. It's not too much to ask."
- To judge from his presence on the Internet, our author Milton Lesser (a.k.a. Stephen Marlowe) could not be described as obscure: Wikipedia HERE; The Guardian obit HERE; Mystery*File HERE; LocusMag HERE; FictionMags HERE; the SFE HERE; the ISFDb HERE; and Project Gutenberg HERE.

Category: D.O.A.

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