The Man Who Reads Obituaries
by Diane Lynn McGyver
Morris, Laurence Aiden—48, Dartmouth, has waited more than six months for this day. Still, he’s unsure if he is ready to make the journey to Heaven…or Hell. Something is missing, but he can’t fathom what. While he bides his time, he reads the obituaries, playing his game of Heaven or Hell.
The parasite fed on the old, the young…the middle-aged. I glanced at the incomplete obituary on the bedside.