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Literary Feast

Death Certificate

Short Story

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

As the rusty gate to the Municipal Office opened with a squeak, Agha hobbled in. His arthritic joints protested each step, but he trudged forward.

“Take a ticket, old man.” With a robotic hand motion, a clerk pointed to a dispenser.

Agha’s crooked fingers pressed the button. The machine buzzed and spat out a pink token like a lizard flicking its tongue.

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Muhammad Nasrullah Khan

Muhammad Nasrullah Khan

His short stories are well-recognized internationally for his unique prose style. nasar_peace@hotmail.com