By Lee Hammerschmidt

“I’m sorry, Number Six,” Death said to his probationary assistant. “But I’m going to have to let you go. Even though business is booming, and I need all the help I can get, you’ve just made too many mistakes. You’ve ended the lives of three people who were not supposed to die… just this week!” 

“Bu…but,” Six stammered. “It wasn’t my fault. The paperwork was mixed up on one and the GPS wasn’t working on the others. Plus, all the overtime and …” 

“Enough!” Death barked. “No excuses! There is just no place in this organization for a Dim Reaper!” 

Lee Hammerschmidt is a Visual Artist/Writer/Troubadour who lives in Oregon. He is the author of the short story collections, A Hole Of My Own and It’s Noir O’clock Somewhere. Check out his hit parade on YouTube!  http://www.youtube.com/user/MrLeehammer