Posted on May 24, 2010 8:30 am under Microfiction
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Brother Vincent fell apart, but the others remained stoic. “Unto dust thou shalt return.” They’d never guessed it meant collecting dust.

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17 Responses to “Afterlife”

  1. anthonynorth Says:

    It happens :-)
    Enjoyed that. great fun.

  2. SouthLakesMom Says:

    Very clever! I guess if the termites get busy, they will REALLY return to dust!

  3. Pat Says:

    Hilarious…made me laugh!

  4. Peggy Says:

    This reminds me that I need to dust.
    So it all comes down to this in the end.

  5. Sylvia K Says:

    Oh, what a hoot! Definitely the best laugh this morning and what a great way to wake up! Have a great week!


  6. hope Says:

    So you're telling me dust is holy and I should leave it alone? :)

    Nice one!

  7. Thom Says:

    LOL. Too funny. My bedroom must be the holiest place on the face of the earth LOL :) Great story. Have a good week ahead :)

  8. Janel Says:

    Thanks for the laugh. :)

  9. Sh@KiR@ CK Says:

    Oh dear..the truth always prevail!
    well done, Grandma..

  10. quilly Says:

    You've just reminded me that there are a few things decomposing on my bric-a-brac shelves. I should quit computing and get the dust rag — later. 😉

    Excellent take on the pic!

  11. Suz Says:

    Grandma…I loved it !!!

  12. juliana Says:

    i'll keep pretending there is no dust on my shelves… don't suppose these figures can
    love this one! :)

  13. Michael G-G Says:

    Superb MM, Grandma. Love the "dust to dust" phrase–if dust is holy, my whole house must be a shrine.

    Have a great week.

  14. Bill ~ {The Old Fart} Says:

    I guess there is more than one way to returning back to Dust. Wonderful MfM Grandma.

  15. MorningAJ Says:

    Seems like the dust returned to them!

  16. Susan at Stony River Says:

    They WERE pretty dusty — they had a good scrubbing before going into the box, but for their feelings maybe I should have done it before the photo! LOL Oh poor Br. Vincent!

  17. BECKY Says:

    I really liked yours! Isn't it amazing how many different stories can be dreamed up, by looking at a photo?? I'm new at this, and really enjoying it!