Messenger from the Valley of Death

Dan Farren

“Don’t make me the Messenger from the Valley of Death. I don’t want to be the guy who walks employees out of the building on their last day.”

My employer agreed to my only request.  For several months I watch the Messenger, a quiet young man in a baseball cap, walk people out during their final hours. He was not a happy man.

One day, there was a new Messenger and the first thing he did was walk the old Messenger out the front door. The old Messenger looked relieved. 

I knew I made the right choice. 

Dan Farren is a writer living in California.

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