The Death of Saema: Chapter 5, Play & Preparation

The wake went about as well as could be expected, and given the size of Mr. Simmons’s extended family, it was a very nice turnout. Things had quieted down by around 6:30 that evening and Mr. Kim wheeled the coffin containing the elderly man’s body out of the chapel of rest once the last family…

Martyr

She was finishing her prayers as I entered the room, we are now finally alone as the martyr was allowed the last night in solitude and prayer. Karina Spiridonova looked up at me and smiled, but in her eyes I could see fear. She was still very pretty, even if time has chipped away her…

IN DREAMS

IN DREAMS I am home from another fine day at work. Everyone is being so kind to me. They all feel some of the heartache that I suffer with over Denise’s absence from my life. After all, they knew both of us, before we knew each other and she had always been very popular with…

The Death of Saema: Chapter 5, Play & Preparation

The wake went about as well as could be expected, and given the size of Mr. Simmons’s extended family, it was a very nice turnout. Things had quieted down by around 6:30 that evening and Mr. Kim wheeled the coffin containing the elderly man’s body out of the chapel of rest once the last family…

The Death of Saema: Chapter 3, Mortuary Mayhem

At about 6:30 that evening, an older woman of obviously continental European Spanish descent and a middle-aged funeral worker were led into the crypt area where the bodies of many different people were still being stored. Even since Saema’s first arrival at the coroner’s office, many other stiffs of all ages and backgrounds had arrived…