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Death Has Its Heart in the Right Place

March 14, 2009
By Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Looking down the barrel of a gun is a strange feeling, but after staring into Death's dark face so many times, Jack had become accustomed to the tickles and prickles that run across your spine. It had become a familiar, a common, an ordinary feeling. He almost liked it, the sensation, of Death looming about, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. To him, it was intoxicating. It made his heart race, his blood pump and adrenaline run. It was like being in love for the first time, and the last. Yet every time that the Reaper swung his scythe on the mob boss, he always seemed to stop, never finishing the job. It was as though he, Death, took pleasure in seeing Jack sweat under his blade. They both enjoyed the mad thrill, but it seemed that this would be the last time they would saviour it.
Bang! The thunderous roar of the gun shattered the calm night. It was over.
'Here. You can keep it,' the assassin tossed the smoking gun onto Jack's cold lap.
A sinister smile cut the killer's face. Raising his chin proudly, as a young boy does after winning a prize, the mercenary turned around slowly, savouring his victory. Now all he had to do was collect his pay and live comfortably on some exotic island for the rest of his life, without worries, without problems, without necessities, without ' Bang! A second shot.
The assassin's knees broke under the pain. One moment he was savouring glory and the next he was savouring the bitter sweet taste of warm steel, the killer kiss of a bullet. On all fours, he lifted his trembling hand up to his chest: his shirt was soaked in blood that was spewing out on both sides of his trunk. He was cold, weak, in pain. Frozen sweat poured down his face as his insides burnt in anguish.
Writhing on the floor with no strength at all, he turned around to see who the shooter was. Behind him, sitting in the same leather-cushion seat he had been sitting when the assassin came in, Jack sat. The only difference was that now his right arm was outstretched with his fingers curled around the gun. His eyelids were heavy upon his red eyes, but he still maintained them wide open.
'No ' Impossible ' I shot you ' I shot you in the heart.'
Jack licked his lips and explained slowly, enjoying every word, 'I am dextrocardi-ac.'


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on Jun. 11 2011 at 6:01 pm
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Thanks for the comment!

jazzy13 said...
on Jun. 10 2011 at 10:53 pm
wow! man that was AWESOME!! you write good! imma check out some of your other writings!

on Jun. 9 2011 at 4:44 pm
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Thanks! That means a lot to me! Glad you enjoyed!

on Jun. 8 2011 at 3:35 pm
SabreEleven DIAMOND, Madeira, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Backpack, gimme another beer!" --Nate Bell

Fantastic and phenomenal job! Your writing style is incredible :)

on Jun. 1 2011 at 6:18 pm
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Glad you liked the writing. The article predates the film: "Ninja Assassin" came out towards the end of 2009 and this was published at the beginning said year. Thanks for the comment!

killr said...
on Jun. 1 2011 at 5:54 pm
strange article, it was well written but if you consider it you have seen the movie ninja assasin then you would expect this ending since they are the same

on May. 31 2011 at 4:24 am
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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I'm thinking of uploading something new any time soon, but I haven't yet. As soon as I do, I'll let you know. Thanks for your interest!

on May. 30 2011 at 8:01 pm
BookFreak14 BRONZE, Grand Prairie, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
" We didn't invent the Chicken, just the Chicken Sandwich."--- Chick-Fil-A

No Problem.... So have you writen any other stories in this or other catogories???  I would love to read some of your other stuff.

on May. 27 2011 at 5:00 pm
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Thanks! That means a lot to me! Cheers!

on May. 27 2011 at 3:09 pm
BookFreak14 BRONZE, Grand Prairie, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
" We didn't invent the Chicken, just the Chicken Sandwich."--- Chick-Fil-A

I loved that. You got to keep writing!!! I will read all of your work. KEEP IT UP!!!!

on May. 26 2011 at 6:03 pm
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Thanks for the comment! I am very happy that I could warm your day!

on May. 26 2011 at 5:50 pm
RhythmAndRhyme BRONZE, Rockford, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva." ~~Josh Groban

Very well written! Keep makin' this stuff. Extremely fun to read, and a very interesting addition to my day. Thanks! :)

on May. 26 2011 at 3:54 pm
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Thanks! I read your works. Pretty interesting!

on May. 26 2011 at 1:43 pm
Deathbyflower, Richmond VA, Virginia
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"All around me".

I wish i could get comets like yours

on May. 23 2011 at 9:39 am
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Cheers!

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on May. 22 2011 at 11:36 pm
BeingAnna GOLD, Montreal, Other
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Imperfection is beauty
-Marilyn Monroe

Wow this was just amazing! It was soo well written and rich. You have true talent !

on May. 22 2011 at 8:17 am
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for the comment!

on May. 22 2011 at 2:38 am
MomoFlame SILVER, Clovis, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."- Dr. Seus

This is great! Very short and to the point but still with the suspense. Dextracardiac? That's fantastic haha

on May. 21 2011 at 9:11 am
Andy Binker Cosen BRONZE, Buenos Aires, Other
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Thanks! Happy you liked it!

on May. 21 2011 at 9:03 am
missscribbles SILVER, Paris, Other
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WOW. "tickles and prickles". Love it.