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The second time that John came out of prison, he decided that enough was enough. It took a while but John’s parole officer found him a factory job at the docks hauling animal carcasses from trucks to meat lockers.

John worked fifty hour weeks at the factory for twenty years before he died of the lung cancer that had gradually crept into his body. John's obese daughter was his lone blood relative at what could only be described as a modest funeral. She left tired yellow flowers on John’s grave before going back to a factory job of her own.

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    Chris Walker about 5 years ago

    A subtle horror story...

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    Glad you enjoyed the drabble, Chris. Thanks for the support. :-)

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    Drew Martyn about 5 years ago

    I love this - the juxtaposition of hauling the carcasses and his obese daughter, the factories, the move from healthy incarceration to unhealthy incarceration... Wonderful

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    Horrorshow about 5 years ago

    Very kind words indeed, Drew; thanks as always for taking the time to read and comment on my drabbles. :-)

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