27 September 2005


Busman's Holiday

Pomegranate Thirdrail dug graves for a living. She used a pick and shovel until her spine started giving her problems and she had to buy a back hoe. The expense put her in the hole, but the death business was steady work so she knew if she stuck with it she would get ahead eventually. Pomegranate died while digging a grave on a slope. The back hoe rolled over, crushing her as it tumbled down the hill. At her funeral people remarked on how nice her grave looked. She would have liked that, said the mourners, we’re sure of it.

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