Gone Home

Lucky's Instructions:

The Devil’s Dictionary was one of those books that exposes certain unpleasant truths. For example:

 

LOQUACITY, n.

 

A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk.

 

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In honor of the old curmudgeon, find an epitaph that would have fit right into Mr. Bierce’s famous book of definitions.

 

My response:

Dear Lucky,

 

Here we see Mrs Maxine Dougherty, and her epitaph included, seemingly as an after thought on a small scroll in the corner, "Gone Home".

 

Interestingly enough the word "Home" does not, to my knowlage, appear in The Devil's Dictionary.

 

While it is evident that Maxine, or her loved ones, intended to say that she had gone home to her maker; I think it is equilly obvious how Bierce would have interpreted these small words included on a plaque that rests over a mortal coil shuffled off and layed in the ground.

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Uploaded on November 7, 2005