Chapter 1: A funeral in the rain

A small body in a small box is carried along the Deadwalk and into Fassamillion Cemetery…

There are few folk there to bare witness but those who have come, have come with a purpose.

The night is closing in and the cold rain makes the lanterns hiss. 

A lone piper plays a song so sorrowful that the birds fall into a lamentable silence.

An old priest, grey and croaking, speaks lifeless words about death and new beginnings.

Not all eyes are on the grave…

 

Chapter 1: A funeral in the rain

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