Short Story | ‘Bartholo’ by Martin Hooijmans, Illustration by Lars de Ruyter

Illustration for 'Bartholo' by Lars de Ruyter
  • http://starvingactivist.wordpress.com/ AR Neal

    This sounds like it needs a part two…

    • http://www.thestoryshack.com Martin Hooijmans

      I guess there could be one. The way I intended the ending was as a bit of dark comedy, though. Bartholo thinks he outsmarted Death, but Death instead finds another way to amuse himself with this cruel man. So he receives the rest of his ‘punishment’ after all.

      Thanks for reading!

  • http://misskzebra.wordpress.com misskzebra

    Have to say, the Death in The Book Thief is a little less sadistic…

  • mike r. james

    very good and well written. death is always with us but faith keeps him at bay.