The Angel of Death

by Julia Robb Elroy Camp died at midnight, while Beulah held his bony hand and prayed. Mr. Elroy took a trembling breath. He never breathed out. “I might have known,” Mr. Elroy’s daughter said when Beulah called. “Ma’am?” “You heard me. Families in this community hire you to take care of their loved ones and two months later they’re dead.” “If you had ax Mr. Elroy, he would have tole you I was taking good care of him.” “He’s dead, isn’t he?” “I cook good. You cain’t get them meals in a restaurant.” “Estella Washington’s family hired you in December […]