"One-Eyed Undertaker" by Carrie Connel-Gripp (Tie for 3rd Place) (3)
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Jacob’s family wasn’t the only one to leave at that time. Others trickled away streaming east and west. Jacob heard a few headed north to Canada or south to Mexico. He thought they just went till they could go no further. The ones who stayed – old mostly, tired of travelling – died slowly over the years. The Howes died within hours of each other; buried together in one coffin. Jacob wondered to this day if he did right by putting Mildred in on top of old Fred. He shook his...
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