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Estranged from his father, a gay Brooklyn man came home to make peace, only to make a horrifying discovery: His mother had been hiding his dad's corpse in the family's apartment for three years.

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/473871p-398555c.html

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We had a similar story up here in Canada: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2006/11/27/halpern-fridge.html

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In BED?! As in, she was sleeping next to his bones at night? Oh man, that is all kinds of wrong.

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Not read your Faulkner lately?
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quote:
Originally posted by Brandi:
Not read your Faulkner lately?

Not if I can help it.

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Oh Dad, poor Dad, mother's got you lying in bed...

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This sounds like a short story I read in high school or middle school...but now I can't think of the title...is it ringing any bells for anyone else?

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I read that story:

"Human skeleton for sale. One owner."

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Greetings,

You might be thinking of “A Rose For Emily,” a short story authored by William Faulkner. Brandi alluded to it a few posts up:

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This sounds like a short story I read in high school or middle school...but now I can't think of the title...is it ringing any bells for anyone else?

A quick Google search didn’t turn up a full version of the story, but here is the Cliff Notes summery for A Rose For Emily. If someone does stumble on the whole thing, and it doesn’t require anything shady, I’d love to give it another read. I really must get a library card in my new town!

ETA: I found a full version of "A Rose For Emily."

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quote:
Originally posted by Lainie:
quote:
Originally posted by Brandi:
Not read your Faulkner lately?

Not if I can help it.
Ha! I caught that reference.

"A Rose for Emily." Great story.

On topic...Man, that would freak me out. Especially when I think about the kind of people my parents are...totally unexpected.

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Originally posted by Elphaba Fabala Elphie Fae:
In BED?! As in, she was sleeping next to his bones at night? Oh man, that is all kinds of wrong.

Damn straight it's wrong. Everyone knows you keep the bodies in the freezer. I'll get it [fish]

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Faulkner wrote "A Rose for Emily"? Man, then why did I LIKE that story?

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quote:
Originally posted by ComicBookGeek:
Faulkner wrote "A Rose for Emily"? Man, then why did I LIKE that story?

Some novelists I'm indifferent to at best do fine work in shorter fiction. (Stephen King, for example)
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quote:
Originally posted by KDS:
Greetings,

You might be thinking of “A Rose For Emily,” a short story authored by William Faulkner. Brandi alluded to it a few posts up:

quote:

This sounds like a short story I read in high school or middle school...but now I can't think of the title...is it ringing any bells for anyone else?

A quick Google search didn’t turn up a full version of the story, but here is the Cliff Notes summery for A Rose For Emily. If someone does stumble on the whole thing, and it doesn’t require anything shady, I’d love to give it another read. I really must get a library card in my new town!

ETA: I found a full version of "A Rose For Emily."

Yes! That was it. Though now I feel kind of dumb for not realizing that Brandi mentioned it and it went right over my head [dunce]
Oh, and thanks for the link!

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I just read that story for the first time. Thanks KDS for posting the link. I liked it quite a lot, but I'm kinda morbid like that.

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I read a short story in a horror anthology like that. The story, I suppose this is a spoiler if someone comes across the story, has a man making love to this wife. He's been hiding her out since she supposedly killed the kids, and comments on how the sex -- and the marriage in general -- is better now. The doorbell rings, and it's the police. In his hand is one of the wife's withered, decaying breasts.

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Chilling, ChelleGame. Was it really the wife who killed the kids (and then the man who killed the wife) or was it the man who killed the whole family? Both are pretty creepy endings.

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quote:
Originally posted by Artemis:
Chilling, ChelleGame. Was it really the wife who killed the kids (and then the man who killed the wife) or was it the man who killed the whole family? Both are pretty creepy endings.

Because it was told from the husband's point of view, and because he was mental, it was unclear. My interpretation was the man did killed the family, but it was not explicitly stated.

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