Aphelion Issue 245, Volume 23
November 2019
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The Body of Christ

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Filip Kiełbowicz

“Maaa! God lives in heaven, right?” little Martine was asking her mother a lot of questions.

“Yes, honey,” she answered, not stopping cleaning the knife of blood. (she couldn’t stand: when a twelfth canvasser came that day... she stabbed him. He was cooling down now, near the bailiff’s corpse hardening in concrete).

“But is it true that he’s got a body?”


“But in this book it’s written ‘The Body of Christ’.”

“It’s just written that way. Go ask daddy. He’ll explain everything to you.”

Explain? How? a perplexed Martine thought. She had seen a little grey man with big grey eyes take dad to a metal box, and they did the Ascension.

The grey thing from the sky, was that the Body of Christ?

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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