Umber (54.1 — The Death Certificate)
October 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
My conversation with Ervin was interrupted by a polished professorial voice which said, “No, Vera never remarried, though I proposed to her at least a dozen times over the years.”
“Who said that?” I asked, scanning the pile of papers under my desk.
The voice kept talking, and I finally located the source. It was a document with a raised imprint on it. I opened it up, and read the words “Death Certificate.” It was Vera’s.
I was more than a little upset to see Vera’s name on the paper, though I knew that, of course, she had been dead for years. I was also disturbed at the thought of a talking death certificate.
“Who are you?” I demanded in a shaking voice. “Are you the The Angel of Death?” Visions of Vera wedding the Grim Reaper flashed across my mind.