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 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…