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Amiss-y Tommy

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Aleksandra Zelder


Was a boy of Tommy so that does and gets amiss everything and all. Once in a severe winter, austere, dour, he built a snowman with his sister.

As usual Tommy threw his jacket onto the floor as soon as he got home.

"Tom, I cannot do this anymore. Hang it up right now!" screamed his mummy.

Inasmuch as Tommy’s mummy was a little flighty honey she forgot that… Was a boy of Tommy so that does and gets amiss everything and all.

It occurred to him so - so that in stead of his jacket, it was his sister who got hanged. Livid, pale, with her tongue sticking out of her mouth and a rope tightened around her neck.

If only she’d remembered, was a boy of Tommy so that does and gets amiss everything and all…


2019 Christopher T. Dabrowski

Christopher T. Dabrowski has published in the USA and Spain: Anomaly (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), Escape (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press); in Poland: Deathbirth (2008 - Armoryka publishing house), Anima vilis (2010 - Initium publishing house), Grobbing (2012 - Novae Res publishing house), Deathbirth and other stories (2012 & 2017 - Agharta & Armoryka publishing house), Z życia Dr Abble (2013 - Agharta publishing house), Orgazmokalipsa (2016 - Alternatywne publishing house), Anomalia (Forma publishing house), Ucieczka (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house); he has been included in anthologies in USA, Poland, Russia, and Germany, and has had stories published in PLAYBOY magazine (Slovak edition), USA, England, Czech Republic, Russia, Brasil, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico

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