Subcutaneous Magazine Fall 2016 - Page 14

The Field. Potter’s Field. Where they buried the morgue’s unclaimed corpses. A cadaver might keep for two weeks before the county’s flatbed truck arrived to cart it off. The truck always pulled up in the alleyway right outside the door, always past midnight. More than once Will had seen the cheap pine wood boxes pried open right there on the flatbed to receive their freight. He knew he could not allow that to happen tonight. Will leaned closer to the door and heard Carliner continue. “… Dr. Roland’s opinion corroborates mine. You see the neck wound and its angle? There are two separate burns, and only one seems caused by the rope from which she was found hanging. This other skin burn was caused by some other material, something smoother than a coarse rope, and the angle is slightly lower, suggesting she may have been strangled. This girl’s hanging was possibly staged to look like a suicide. I think we have a homicide here.” Will backed away from the door, looking behind him as if he had just uncovered a terrible secret. He suddenly had the urge to run like hell, but his feet felt like they had been weighted with cement. Shortly before midnight the office door opened and Will nodded a polite greeting to Carliner, pretending he was on one of his hourly rounds. He heard the lock snap shut as he passed them. Walking a few steps, Will turned to gla ٕȁ́͡ձȁ́ѡɽ)́ͥхЁ͕ѡЁՅɓéхѥ) ɥȁ!ͅ܁́́ЁѼѡ)ѡȁЁѡȁѡ݅丁QɹѡɹȰ]ɐѡȁѕ́)ѡɥȸ]܁ѡݕɔȁѡمѽȁѡЁѽѡѼѡɭɕ($)QѕЁѕȁѡمѽȁ́Ѽ)͔ѡٕ݅ȁѼѡЁՅɓéхѥ)хЁ͔՝Ѽѡ͕ɍե)ѽ͔́役͡ձ($)Iٕȁѡͽ͹ѽȀظ!ͅѡЁЁ͔܁ݡЁ݅)ѼIĵЁѼ)݅э($)́Ѽ]ݡѽЁѡѡȁ)ѡɥȸ]ɕɹѡͥ݅)ѼѡAѡѵиQ́ѥͽ)չͥѡɔݽձѥ́ѼȰ䁕͕́Ёɱɽչ̸QA嵽Ѡ)݅ѕѡ݅䁑ɕѱ䁽ͥѡȁ͔)ѕȁݡЁɥѡЁ܁ѕ̰)ЁѼɥٔ($)]ЁѡЁݥэѡЁյѕѡ)ȁѡɝՔݡɔѡٕ́䰁݅)ɕѱѼЀ̰ձЁѡͱ!ѕ)ѡѡ͡ɽՐɽѡɳéɽՍݸ)Ѽɔ͕䁅Ёȸ!ȁ́)Քȁɬ́хɕ䁅Ёѡ($)]ɕٕѡ͡аѡɳéͭ)͕ɔɍѡ͠)ѡ՝ЁȁɔѥհѠѡЁݽ)ձٕȁȁ!ѱɽȁ)ЁЁȁѡѡЁѥѽՍȸ) ɕձ䁡ѽȁѼ́ɵ́ɥȁѼ)ѡᅵѥхѡѕȁѡɽ()ȁɥЁи!܁ձ役ٔ)ѡ՝Ёɑɥɰѡ́ѥհݽɕ)ѡѡ՝Ёͥ($) ȁѼ]Ёѡٕ́)ѡɽ՝́ѡ!݅ѕѼ݅ɴȁݥѠ)̰չѽ́͡ЁѼɕ͕́)ȸQɰ́ͭѥЁ́Ё́)Ё͹܁́ɔ͠])ѥѕ́ɵ́ɽչȁ݅аȁɽ)݅ɐɅéɕѕ́͡ձȸ($)́ѽѡ͔ձѼ́ɵ̰)ѡȁͼѡЁѡȁ́ЁѽՍ)!ݕɕ́ѠѼ̰ݡɅݥȁɕȸ)!ȁȁ͵̰ͥ́́ݽɕЁѡхєȁ̸(($)]ձЁЁ́ȸQɔ݅́ͽѡ)͔Ёи́͡Ёɕٕ́չɴЁ͡аɕѼѡ)ȁЁѡЁȁѡɥ!ѡ)ݥ́ɔɥЁѡᅵѥх)ͥȸ($)́ɕȁѡݽɑ́ѡхѥѡ)ɳéѥѼͥ݅䁙ɽ!)ɽȁȁ́ɵ́ݡ́)ɕ͕Ё̰́ݕɔəհѥ)!ɕѡݽɑٕ́ȁȁ͡ձȰɕɥ)ѡյݽѕѡ($+qde=M=Q!=Q Q3ee)QɽU#tѕɕѽ͕)ѡȁͥɥѥѡɳé䁅($)!ɕѕѡхѥ䁡аѡ)ɳé䁙Ѡ̸!ͅ܁($)eԁЁȁ͕ٕ䁍͕($)!ȁɔѥѱ䁅ɥ)Ѡݸ̰͕ȁɐ!́ѽՔ)͕ɍȁ́ѡɕ́ѡȁѡ)ɍ́ѼQɳé͕́Ѽ݅ɴ)ݥѠѡɕɔ́́͡奕Ѽ̰́)ЁѡѽՔͥȁѠɽ܁Ё((