By Nichole Overall
Argus Houbert was very young when he was first told just how and when he was going to die.
It was a fortune-teller from the Circus who revealed this disturbing information to him. She did not tell the pale, spindly boy who visited her that cloudless summer afternoon to be unkind; rather, after placing her tattered cards on the rickety table behind which she sat within her small, mildewed striped canvas tent, Madam Delphi at first sought to keep the knowledge from him. Argus however, detected something was amiss and assured the tiny, withered woman that although he was only seven, having been raised in one of the most deplorable orphanages in the country meant he felt he was virtually a man and could deal with whatever she had to tell him.
Little did the boy realise that what she would impart to him then would change the course of his life forever and after that, the only thing he could ever completely be sure of again was that it was not necessarily for the better. [Read more…] about Chronicle of a Death Foretold