Charcoal Heart

According to the superstitious urban legend passed down by fish wives, it is said that when Death first approaches you, you feel it in your bones in the same manner arthritic joints can sense a change in the weather, but such was not the case for Millie Poole. She felt the arrival in her chest as if her heart was a charcoal briquette coated with lighter fluid anxiously awaiting the Grim Reaper’s fiery embrace.