In Time

by Tracey on June 30th, 2015

This story is only 200 words-including the title!

In Time

The concrete slabs were slid into place, and certain finality hit home for Orhianna. She leaned on her brother Liam for support. The lids to their parents’ sarcophagi were closed. Cold concrete encased them. Tears would not stop.
“In the midst of life, we be in death.” A priestess spoke to the huddled family.
Across from the two stone boxes, uncle Brennick stared at them. His amber eyes were wild. Liam thought if anyone knew how his parents were killed, it would be him.
“Earth to earth, ashes to ashes…” The priestess continued reading the prayer, “And dust to dust.”
Brennick walked away from the mourners.
How dare he, Liam thought. Liam wanted to go after him but remained supporting his sobbing sister, who spoke the prayer loudest. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.”
Brennick ducked behind a cluster of Spanish moss.
Liam let go of Orhianna. “Brennick, wait.” He jogged to close the distance. “Tell me how they were killed.”
Taking one last glance at his approaching nephew, Brennick slipped behind a tree.
Liam caught up. He saw a flash of light. Nearby tree branches lit up. Then Brennick was gone.

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