Attending to the Dead

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unreliable narrator
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Attending to the Dead

Postby unreliable narrator » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:10 pm

I started work as a morgue-technician back in July, mainly doing menial tasks like transferring the bodies of the recently departed from the wards to the cooler as discretely as possible. The nurses always performed the Last Offices, washing them down and packing any leaking orifices before wrapping the cadaver in a linen sheet. Then they’d just ring down and say, “Hey Stewart, got one for ‘Ward 13’”and I’d be on my way.

All that changed after the meteorite. What used to be a fairly solitary, sombre vocation has become altogether more… hazardous. The dead don’t just lie there anymore.
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
HP Lovecraft

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Re: Attending to the Dead

Postby unseentangerine » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:22 pm

lol,
"Here's you ninepence."
"I'm not dead, I'm not dead."
"He says he not dead."
"No, he'll be stone dead in a moment."
"I don't want to go on the cart."
"You're not foolin' anybody."
"I feel happy! I feel happy!"
(cudgel to the head)
Many on the forum have asked me, so here's my answer: a spoonful of lighter fluid. And you'll need to wash it out really well when you're done.

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Re: Attending to the Dead

Postby unreliable narrator » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:08 am

Ni!
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
HP Lovecraft


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