474. Thump! Thump!
© Bruce Goodman 27 January 2015

Gordon was terrified of one thing: being put in a coffin with the lid nailed shut when he was not properly dead.

What if he woke from a deep sleep to find himself trapped in a box? Buried even. He made it clear to his wife, Germaine, that he was to be cremated. Better to be burned into the certitude of death than be entombed inside a box for several days.

None of this was a trouble to Germaine. A few pills created a spousal temporary sleep.

The Bang! Bang! Bang! emanating from the coffin in the lounge for two and a half days was deeply satisfying. Deeply, deeply satisfying, thought Germaine.

O happy end! Happy, happy end!

Thump! Thump!



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