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Trading of souls
By Donald L Miller
Tuesday, December 03, 2002



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Time was 10pm that night. Like most people mike was getting ready for bed when the phone rang.
It was the state police calling. They had to inform him of the passing of his wife.
They told him that a truck was coming down the road and loss control and hit her head on.
She died instantly.
After the news mike dropped to the floor crying he had been with his wife for 4 years and married for 2.He whished that it never happen. And that he could take her place. The sadness alone was just two hard to bare.
After the call he got dress so he could go to the hospital and see the remains of what he had.
Mike tried to hurry but he couldnít bring himself to move himself any faster for he knew the reason why.
11pm he made it to the morgue to see his wife and talk to the police about tonightís events.
Officer Dan Thomson told him every thing and gave him a card to keep in contact with him.
Iím very sorry for youíre loss he said as he took him to the morgue. Mike just looked at him with terror in his eyes as they open the door to the morgue.
Is this youíre wife? Dan said as he pulled the sheet down from head.
Yes my god yes Mike told him as he started to cry.
Ok ill give you a minute.
Will you be all right? He looked at mike to see if he would be.
Yea I would.
I'll be ok. Mike looked at him with a sad face as the officer walked to the next room.
Mike looked at her with tear soaked eyes for a wile.
You know she donít haft to be dead do you?
Mike heard that and looked around to see whoís there but know one was there.
Who said that?
Mike said looking around the room.
I did mike.
Do you mind me calling you mike?
I wouldnít if I knew who you were.
Sorry!
My name is chance. Mr. Chance He said with an evil sound to his voice.
Where are you chance???
Thatís not important now would you like to have back what was taken form you??
He asked with the same stile and sound in his voice.
Where, and what are you??
Letís just say Iím here to help you.
How do you know me? Mike asked with anger in his voice.
We know all about you mike.
And we like what we see.
He said with that voice he has been using.
Leave me alone!!! He yelled out
Ho I see ok my timing is off now if you do just say my name. Chances voice faded as officer Dan ran into the room from hearing the shouting.
Are you all right Dan said as he came in
yes but there was a voice here Mike replied
a what???? Dan said as he looked at him with a strange look.
Mike knew that the words he spoke didnít sound right so he played it off.
I'll be fine just need to go home and sleep.
And mike left.
Part 2.........
Two days later Mike watched as his wife was put to the ground. Sadness felled his eyes as he watched. His feelings almost hid by the poring rain. But it was too much for him to watch. He closed his eyes as the coffin lowered down. For he knew that was it.
Mike stopped at a bar that night to try and drink the sight's from his eyes. After a bottle of Jim beam he felt even more sadness and Paine. So he traveled home with a sickness in his stomach from the whisky. An hour later he made it home feeling better from the nightís air. Mike opens his door to the bed room as he dropped on the bed from all the whisky in him.
Can we talk mike??? Chance said as the voice sounded like it did that night in the morgue.
Who are you???
What do you what with me??? Mike said as he looked around with a dizzy haze threw his eyes.
What I what is not important. What you want is why Iím here. Chance said as his voice started to become more louder.
Ok what do I want then? Mike replied with a tone of sarcasm in his voice.
Why your wife back. He replied to mike in a voice like he was a long lost friend.
Yea but how are you going to do it then.
No body can raise the dead!!!
Mike told him with a snickering in his voice. Mike was not likening it as chance continued to speak.
Mike said ok what your price is!!! If you can do this itís going to cost me something. Mike yelled as he got tired from the words from his mouth.
Thatís it!! All you need to do is trade something to me. Thatís all!!
Chance said as he started to appear in front of mike form thin air. Hay your that cop? Dan right?
Mike yelled from the sight of having something or someone just appearing like that.
What do you want? Mike said to chance. Thatís for later do you want your wife back?
Yes!! Mike said to chance with out a minute of doubt in his voice good do you agree to trade for your wife? Chance said with a smile on his face.
Yes Mike said thinking there was nothing he could lose from the deal.
Good just shake my had and you will have it. Chance said to mike holding his hand out towards him. Mike looked at his hand and notice that he had dirty nails and was a little deformed but he shook any way.
Fine deal is done.
Good bye mike see you soon. Chance said to mike as he despaired into the night air then mike passed out.
Mike woke up the next morning to the smell of bacon and eggs cooking on the stove. Mike wonder if the past week was a dream. Hello who's there he asked as he jumped up from bed. Then he heard it a voice that he thought he would never hear again. Baby wake up time to eat He heard as he walks into the hallway. He couldnít believe what he heard but there she was standing with her robe on. What is wrong Baby? She asked as he just started to cry.
Nothing just so happy to see you he replied holding his tears back. And quickly holding her closely to him and not letting go. Baby whatís wrong youíre acting funny? She asked as he held her. Nothing, I just love you thatís all. He said as he let her go. Ok baby you need to go to work she said as she open the door to the fridge. Two hours later he went to work.
Bob had been his boss for 3 years in a accounting firm. They was friends And had been for the years he started there. Bob looked at mike and told him the bad news. Mike I called you in here for a reason. I'm sorry to tell but there was a brake in at your home. Mike Jumped up whereís my wife what happen??? I canít say much but they need to see you. So go home. Bob replied to him and sent him on his way. Mike got there to see the door open and cops all around. As he ran to the door trying to get in then he saw him Mr. Chance talking to another cop. Then a detective came up Are you Mr. Mike W. Miller. He asked Yes what happen The detective look at him and said hold youíre self together I'm sorry to say but your wife was murder Mike fell to the floor crying not again pleas not again. Yea the detective looked on as he tried to control his anger and grief but there was no stopping it. The detective told him the he needed to go to the police station. Mike couldnít say a word the detective called a officer over to drive him there. Mike got in to the car and was chanting to him self not again, not again, not again. The car drove till they was out of sight and chance appeared you got what you now its time for your due. Mike screamed in horror as chance started to change then the car disappear.
Two days later Bob got the news that Mike had commented suicide. Bob wounded why but the thought of his wife going like that would drive him crazy two.
The end
D.Miller


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