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It was exactly one hundred years since the very first Lethal Chamber had opened in New York City’s Washington Square Park, all the way back in 1920.

Over the decades close to twenty million citizens had taken advantage of the tens of thousands of Chambers scattered across the Imperial Dynasty of America, and legally ended their lives.

In fact, suicide had become the third most common cause of death in the nation behind heart disease and malignant tumors, beating out the likes of cerebrovascular disease and chronic lower respiratory illness, to find a well deserved place on the mortality podium.

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    The Imperial Dynasty of America *shudders*
    Frightening dystopian vision, left me feeling disturbed. A most excellent drabble as usual Horrorshow, Gdet my vote (as usual lol)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement, Drew. I'm about to settle down and read through your drabbles from the last week. Expect some feedback soon. :-)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Drabble inspired by the writings of Robert W. Chambers #repairerofreputations

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    Aah, I have The King In Yellow on my Amazon wishlist :) Looking forward to reading it even more now!

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    Helen Laycock about 3 years ago

    Most unsettling, Horrorshow.

    I hope ESP wasn't the inspiration for this!

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Carcosa awaits you, Drew...

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thank you for reading and commenting, Helen. :-)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    I'm sure that certain organisations or individuals could profit from the removal of said cadavers. Humanly of course.

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    Jim M about 3 years ago

    ... into the Soylent Green they go!

    Awesome, awesome drabble Mr. Horrowshow, the more i read it, the better it gets. Hugely admire the style of this, like a textbook or a guidebook, which adds a authenticity that is truely chilling

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thank you for the kind words, Jim! :-)

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    Rose Markle about 3 years ago

    Is this a real thing? Authorized chambers for suicide?

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Not as described in the drabble but isn't there a place in Switzerland where you can go to legally take your life?

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