Aphelion Issue 250, Volume 24
May 2020
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The Lousy Life Of Tomaszek

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Magda Woźniak

The Creator attached the head of Tomaszek to his body and bedecked it with an absurd cap.

Well the head and body when there are no legs? But the Creator thought about it – he attached them.

When they were sitting him down, Tomaszek felt as a passive puppet. He resided in stillness watching all this confusion – as always.

A building of social uselessness was built. Everything was inside but co-one could use it. Tomaszek became an inhabitant of an empty shell. Anyway, they will soon pull it down. They will destroy him also – the Creator has no mercy.

A sadist will pull off his legs. He will tear off his head. And then will revive it, attaching it to another body.

He will give him a new name…

It is hard to be a man of Lego.

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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