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THOMAS MALLOCH: A Kind of Immortality


At the eulogy, he spoke of his daughter’s qualities; her patience; honesty; kindness. Easy claims to make, these abstractions.

But towards the end, he became more specific.

In a voice that wavered, he listed her donations; liver; pancreas; both kidneys.

“Generous to the end,” he said.

“And beyond,” say I.

Always a reader, Thomas Malloch took the opportunity of retirement to try his hand at writing and sometimes he even gets published. Examples of his work can be found in “New Writing Scotland,” “the barcelona review,” “Gutter,” “Ringwood Publishing,” “Bath Flash Fiction,” “Reflex Fiction,” “Fairfield Scribes” and, of course, “50-Word Stories.”


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