The Reaper's Image Essay

1145 Words Oct 2nd, 1999 5 Pages
The Reaper's Image

This story is about two men who were transporting an antique mirrow from the first floor of an old museum to the fifth. Their names were Spangler and
Carlin. This mirror had a history of being haunted, and some people would look into the mirror and see a hooded figure standing behind them. This figure was presumed to be Death, and whenever someone would see this figure they were never seen again. Carlin spends the whole story trying to convice Spangler that this is really true, but Spangler just calls Carlin crazy. Finally, near the end of the story, Spangler looks in the mirror and sees a dark inperfection in the corner, which he mistakes for friction tape. When Carlin tells him that there is no friction tape
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The story ends with Charles coming back to class and reading a story about a rodeo.

This is another story that ends really abruptly. It was strange because after knowing that his friend and his teacher were both killed by a tiger, he goes back to class and begins reading his book. I thought that this was a decent story, although I didn't enjoy it as much as some of the others. The one part that I did find interesting though, was the fact that it never really explained why a tiger would be lingering in a bathroom anyway. I like that about these short stories, they never really make a lot of sense.

Cain Rose Up

This story is about a guy named Garrish who had just finished finals in college and was preparing to go home. His friend and him had taken the test just minutes before the story began, and both of them felt as if they had not done a good job. Garrish was a 4.0 student, never doing bad in anything. His room was always organized and it seemed as though he had his entire life together. But the night before the final, Garrish went down and got his gun and hid it in his dorm room. After the test, he sits up in his room and begins shooting people with the idea that if you don't eat the world, the world eats you. The story ends with Garrish shooting people, and a bunch of Garrish's friends standing outside his door, and they all think he killed himself.

This was a really odd story. It starts off really normal,

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