The Check-In Desk

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
The Afterlife is not what we always thought it was. There are no golden Pearly Gates - just a desk with a surly suicide victim, looking up new arrivals in a database of dead people.
Check-in girl Issy knows that something is going seriously wrong when people start turning up before the date on their file, and she is determined to find out what is going on... at any cost.

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Welcome To Afterlife

Submitted: November 30, 2011

The Afterlife is not what we always thought it was. There are no golden Pearly Gates - just a desk with a surly suicide victim, looking up new arrivals in a database of dead people.
Check-in girl Issy knows that something is going seriously wrong when people start turning up before the date on their file, and she is determined to find out what is going on... at any cost. Read Chapter

The Difference Between Protocol and Proper Technique

Submitted: December 05, 2011

Jenna is in my office. Again. I don't understand why she's hanging around me so much recently; it makes no sense, and she's never been so... Read Chapter

Difficult Choices

Submitted: December 05, 2011

Everyone stares at me for a moment, before Harmony shakes herself and gets down to business. "Are you sure Issy?" she asks. "Are you ab... Read Chapter

Home Sweet Home

Submitted: December 05, 2011

I groan as my sleep is cut short by a hammering on my front door. A glance at the clock reveals that it is ridiculously early, earlier th... Read Chapter

Communication Barriers Are Annoying

Submitted: December 05, 2011

Ellis's room is just as I remember it, blue walls covered in posters for various music stars that have influenced Ellis over the years, b... Read Chapter

Don't Zombies Eat Brains?

Submitted: December 05, 2011

I stare at him, dumbstruck. My mind spins in circles, trying to process what he is telling me. "They're... not... dead?" I choke. So co... Read Chapter

Sticking It To The Man

Submitted: December 05, 2011

I wake up the next morning to a text message from Rhapsody with three new names in it; more people who have arrived early. When Ellis wak... Read Chapter

What The Devil?

Submitted: December 05, 2011

Wednesday, I find myself hovering outside my best friend's house in the early evening. After a discussion with Ellis this morning, we dec... Read Chapter

Seriously? Can This Get Any Weirder?

Submitted: December 05, 2011

Stepping through the door, I expect to find a Check-In desk and a very confused looking operative wondering what on Earth is going on. In... Read Chapter

Oh Come On!

Submitted: December 06, 2011

I smile as I see the rows and rows of crystal jars behind the door. Who would have thought a janitor's closet in a high school would be t... Read Chapter

Anything But This

Submitted: December 06, 2011

After I check on my parents, I go straight to Ellis's house and fly in through his window. "Ellis!" I call, looking around. He isn't in... Read Chapter

Never In A Million Years Did I See This Coming

Submitted: December 06, 2011

I trudge despondently into work the next morning, still keeping my eyes on the ground. No one's hanging around in the break room, but I c... Read Chapter

Epilogue: Ten Years Later

Submitted: December 06, 2011

I'm tidying up the Playroom after another busy day when I hear a knock on the door. "Come in!" I call, not turning from the drawing boa... Read Chapter

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