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Top of the Heap
By Nathan Robinson
I open my eyes and the dead smile back with bare teeth. In the fresh, sparse daylight I can see the bodies beneath me. I want to reach out and touch their faces, close their beseeching eyes. I recognize a few of them. Some I don’t, either through decomposition or the fact that I didn’t dump them here. Marcone has a lot of guys and a lot of enemies, so a few strangers sit down here with me.
The thought of food rumbles my stomach, making it ache. I keep my eyes up, away from the bodies, I look up the throat of the shaft, towards daylight, towards hope.
About the Author
Nathan Robinson started writing fiction at an early age, however it took untill he was 26 to finally submit something.
His first acceptence was for THE CHICKEN IN BLACK which won first prize on www.spinetinglers.co.uk, If you ever meet a girl named Maisie Mae came next, quickly followed by Hatch, Banana Boxes, Brian of the Night and The Spare. Maisie Mae was included in Panic Press’s Soup of Souls anthology. His Mexican Gangster thriller Top of the Heap was released as a podcast in April 2011 from www.pseudopod.org and is due for release by The Dark Fiction Spotlight in their best of Anthology.
About the Narrator
Ben Phillips is a programmer and musician living in New Orleans. He was a chief editor of Pseudopod from 2006-2010.