© Andrew Bowers and Requiem for the Damned, 2018.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Andrew Bowers and Requiem for the Damned, 2018 with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Contact Andrew Bowers
Category Archives: Deep Freeze
It all began the day I performed an amniocentesis in my modest medical clinic in the small town of Herring’s Jaw. The needle had penetrated Claudia’s abdominal wall and the uterus and just as I was about to draw the … Continue reading
Note: for readers of this blog, if any, the first 13 parts of this piece are available at https://requiemforthedamned.com/2013/12/01/deep-freeze-consolidated-first-11-parts/. From the leaded windows of the second floor, stiff drink in hand, I scanned the large gray-stone terrace out back of … Continue reading
Note: for readers of this blog, if any, the first 12 parts of this piece are available at https://requiemforthedamned.com/2013/12/01/deep-freeze-consolidated-first-11-parts/. I will post the final installment over the next couple of weeks. It was mid-May, almost 4 months after the crash, and … Continue reading
I had been so darkly preoccupied with the drowning at the Chattering Teeth, I actually had not noticed any increase in the size of Marylyn’s breasts. So I just sat there inertly, except for rapidly blinking eyelids, and speechless with … Continue reading
“Where the hell have you been?!” shouted Marilyn as I stalked into the house. “What?” I muttered grumpily, patting Ben’s head as I shook off my boots. “Hiking, like I told you.” “Hiking?! You’ve been gone all day! It’s been … Continue reading
Power from my backup generator kicked in not long after the outage. The town’s regulations stipulated that all buildings be equipped with one. It was a very good thing too as, for the next 4 days straight, steady freezing rain … Continue reading
Claudia and Brody never questioned their baby’s hideous deformity, presumably because they had concluded it was the direct result of Brody’s punch. I, however, knew that it bore all of the characteristics of a needle injury suffered during a botched … Continue reading
“Push, Claudia! Push!!” urged Helen, the midwife who was assisting me in Claudia and Brody’s cramped, almost claustrophobic, bedroom. The cervix was almost fully dilated and I could see the crown of the turnip-shaped head which, I noted with relief, … Continue reading
The panic turned out to be nothing more than Claudia passing her cervical mucus plug (or operculum), a mass that fills and seals the cervical canal during pregnancy and deters the passage of bacteria to the uterus. As is perfectly … Continue reading