Fantasy Drabble #213 “Roustabout”

Ronald Harvey Wayman, 25, car accident, June 15, 1967. Beloved Son and Brother. Tonight he is up and out and about, walking in the cool air, though not left to his own devices. Temporarily he serves another, one of the living.

The cast-iron cemetery gate is chained for the night, and his withered muscles are not up to the task of breaking through. No matter: his master would be along soon with the key. Ronald Harvey Wayman will have to wait. He doesn’t mind it: the night is still and quiet, and the dead are not precious with their time.

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