The Contest — El concurso

Francisco Martínez
2 min readJul 27, 2023

The Contest

He was very fond of contests. So he participated in one and won. The prize was a trip into the unknown. The destination did not matter to him, he had an enormous desire to travel. When he arrived on the day of his departure, he appeared at the address that those responsible for the contest had provided him. He waited in a gray room for a while, until a man dressed in black appeared. He told the contester to follow him. The contester took the suitcases and the man in black turned to say to him that he could leave them there, that behind his mask of a human in a black dress he was real death and that for this trip to the unknown he did not need luggage.

El concurso

Era muy aficionado a los concursos. Así que se presentó a uno y ganó. El premio era un viaje a lo desconocido. No le importaba el destino, tenía unas enormes ganas de viajar. Cuando llegó el día de su partida, se presentó e, la dirección que los responsables del concurso le habían facilitado. Esperó en una sala gris durante un rato, hasta que se presentó un señor vestido de negro. Le dijo que le siguiera. Él cogío las maletas y el señor de negro se volvió para decirle que podía dejarlas allí., que él era la muerte y que para el viaje a lo desconocido no necesitaba equipaje.

Originally published at https://minutorelatos.blogspot.com.

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Francisco Martínez

Telecom engineer. International Relations, Translations.