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Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki, comics illustrators (see Dinosaur Comics and Wondermark), conceived an anthology of stories based on the premise that a “Machine of Death” could accurately predict everyone’s cause of death, though it was quite literal and the results could be confusing — thus the twist of the stories. My submission, “DROWNED”, was one of 700 that were rejected, but I always felt good about it. Written for someone else’s theme, I couldn’t submit it elsewhere. So, here it is for your perusal.

Read the story online, or download the PDF.