I think I'm disgusted. Just a minute while I go check...
Yep, that was it. Disgusted. And just a little turned on.
Very dark. Loved it!
It's just beautiful and there is nothing else I can say as it has killed my brain with its beauty. In such a few words you have captured the relationship between them perfectly.
I think... I think death is sweet if you're Jack. Sort of. Depends on how you define it. And then there's the title. La petit mort-- so it is sweet.
Anyway, I loooove how minimalistic it is. You're way too good at minimalism, nostalgia. A fair bit happens in hardly any words. I'm jealous...
"...cool and dry and sweet as death..."
This flows off the tongue beautifully, but I am stopped in my tracks by the question of death's sweetness. As always, your stories deliver beauty laced with the dark. Your work is remarkable, generally less than comfortable, and not to be missed.