Emily: Is your job ever boring or depressing? Death: Maybe. I never really thought about it. Emily: Why do you do it? Death: It is my purpose. Emily: Do you have a choice? Death: No. Emily: Why not? Death: Well, you didn’t choose to be human, either. I am what I am. Emily: But we can take our lives if we want. Can you do that? Death: No. Emily: Why? Death: I don’t know. The laws of the universe, I guess. Emily: Is that why you don’t talk to people? Is it the Law? Death: Not at all. It’s just best if living things don’t know about me. Emily: So why are you talking to me? Death: ... (Emily slurps her soup)
Death: I don’t know. Maybe I should leave. Emily: No! I didn’t mean leave, I just was... wondering... If this was, I don’t know, legal. Death: Well good. Because this is interesting. Emily: Yeah, this is the most interesting thing that’s ever happened to me. ...Except for that first time, which I barely remember.
-- Alt text: Questions to ask new acquaintances: are you able to commit suicide?
Biweekly updates resume
January 1, 2019
From January 1 2019, new pages of The Bright Side will be published on Tuesdays and Saturdays.