Wouldn’t it have been cool if God had woken him up and allowed him just one more whopper, one more bit of joy?
Then suddenly there’s a knock.
Not a bad way to spend your last moments, and not a bad way for others to remember you.
Of course, there’s God and the hearse, waiting for you next to the post-race munchies, and as you leave the runners' area you have to jump back into your cozy coffin, get loaded back into the hearse, and drive to your grave site in cars with the little magnetic flags fluttering on top. (Never fear, unlike the race you just ran, this time, you get to be first.)
Miles to go before I sleep.
"The Jade Rabbit" - and "STRAY", by Mark Matthews,- $3.99 on Amazon