My theme for this year's A- Z Blogfest is DEATH (who I hope is like DEATH in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series): "...tall, thin (skeletal, as a matter of fact), and ALWAYS SPEAKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Generally shows up when you're dead, or just when he thinks you ought to be." Today we have Q for absolutely nothing. I couldn't find a single damn Q word that had anything to do with death.
Can you think of one?
Excerpt from Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett in which DEATH finds FAMINE in a restaurant in Genua eating Duck and Dirty Rice and tells him they need to ride out because it's the end of the world...
Famine listened, although he never stopped eating.
"I see," he said at last. "Thank you, but I think I shall sit this one out."
SIT IT OUT? YOU'RE A HORSEMAN!
"Yes, of course. But what is my role here?"
I BEG YOUR PARDON?
"No famine appears to be involved, does it? A sortage of food per se? As such?"
WELL, NO. NOT AS SUCH, OBVIOUSLY, BUT-
"So I would, as it were, be turning up just to wave. No, thank you."
YOU USED TO RIDE OUT EVERY TIME, said Death accusingly.
Famine waved a bone airily. "We had proper apocalypses in those days."