Farewell to Marstons

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
The Marston family dies, and the thoughts of their rich neighbors come to life at the funeral, in the form of dark, but frankly honest humor...

Submitted: August 02, 2008

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Submitted: August 02, 2008



-It was such an inopportune moment for everyone to drop to the ground dead, for the Wellingtons had a party planned for the afternoon. However, not all hope is lost, surely it can double as a funeral.

-A girl with a tragically mundane face passed out handkerchiefs to everyone, though no one was crying. It’s not like the Marstons had any real friends. They were as dull in life as in death, but to think all of them dead , It’s really inconceivable.! Of course, the youngest boy is still alive, However one can easily see from his chubby exterior and dull eyes that he will remain inconsequential. The only real loss is Lucy Marston, she was a rare beauty who was surpassed by few. I’m sure Nan Carmichael is just giddy with glee at the idea of having the Shepard boy all to herself now.

-It is clear that everyone is anxious for the funeral to end and the festivities to begin. Melly is already drunk, and leaning on Huxley for support. Every time the aging pastor wheezes out another line, it sends her into a fit of giggles.

-Mrs. Westwick leans toward her husband and whispers loudly, “But what will happen to the boy?”

- “By God, I don’t know, can’t they just stick him in a coffin?,” he replies quite sardonically.

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