Alan cut out the article and clipped it to the pile.
Craig, twenty-seven lines. One line for every three years of life.
This unsettled Alan; upset him.
Craig had led a narrow life, which had been padded out to 374 words by the anonymous obituary
Since Mary had died, Alan had been counting; a league table of words.
Mary had received 317.
The world’s most wonderful lady, not even in the top division.


Originally published: Vine Leaves Press