“The Mourner’s Wisdom” / A Memorable Fancy #335

     One group of mourners enters the funeral chapel as a different group comes out. One man, however, turns around upon leaving and joins those entering, attends the next funeral as well. He does this all day, every day, for months, years.

     At long last the habitual mourner arouses interest, is questioned, reported on. Millions read about him, believe that he must have gained a deep and special wisdom from his time observing human grief. Finally he agrees to a press conference, is asked what insights he has gained from attending so many funerals. Breathtakingly, crowds huddle around their TVs, wait. Finally, he speaks. “Everything is nice,” he says. We expect to hear more, but there is no more.

<END> … See www.terencekuch.net for a profile of the author, publications, reviews, etc. His speculative fiction novels * may be purchased in paperback or Kindle formats via his Amazon author page, www.amazon.com/author/terencekuch

Review copies are available from the author at terencekuch /a/t/ ymail.com for:

    *The Seventh Effect: a thriller from Melange Publications about a new kind of bioterrorist plot against the USA.

    *See/Saw: a literary adventure from Ink Smith Publications about implanting memories – then the North Koreans figure out how to do it.

 00 SeeSaw front cover small image

 

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