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Holder Volcano

Member of the Uzbek Union of Writers

 

A part of chapter 10 "Letter from the afterlife" of the short novel of Holder Volcano "Falling leaves"


In this short novel, I have tried to describe the oppression of the pain and suffering that my compatriots have endured in the past.(Holder Volcano)



When I came to the cemetery, the moon was right above me, like a powerful spotlight. Look - over into the mailbox, which I installed on my father's grave, sits a large grey owl with round green eyes and hoots. "hoo-hoo!".

I shouted and my voice echoed tombstones, made of pure marble and granite. The owl gently flew away, plaintive hooting and waving their mighty colorful wings.

I opened the door of the mailbox and stunned with surprise, because the mailbox wasn't the letter that I wrote to my late father, gluing expensive brands on the white envelope, and another letter in a yellow envelope. I pulled this yellow envelope shaking from excitement.

Look - on the envelope, the familiar handwriting and the words. "Address: White light. To: My son the tractor driver Sultan ibn Ultan in hand" .


Reading the inscription, I was not myself, and I cried. All burst into tears..


- It's a miracle! Well, father! Decided to write me a response letter from the afterlife? Well, thank you, daddy... - I cried of boiling tears in the tails of his striped pajamas.


I opened the envelope and took the letter from him. The contents of the letter I know by heart, and it is still kept in my memory as top-secret archive materials of an Enigma.


Here are the contents of the letter:


"Heartfelt greetings from the world of the dead!


Hello, son Sultanbai!


Well, how are you? How is your mother? Fellow villagers relatives all alive and healthy? If you ask me, I feel very well. We , well, those neighbors are dead, sometimes at midnight we rise from the graves , sit actives in their shrouds, and when I tell my dead friends all about my ridiculous death, the company together laughing, snapping jaws.

I know that in my life I loved the festival of fear (Halloween).

And here we have every day a holiday, and we, the dead, scare each other slowly, with difficulty, move the gravestones, then suddenly, ran from one stone tombs to another, when a shining full moon a silent flock of bats fly over a cemetery.

What would you do son, if we have no case but to walk to play hide and seek, in early childhood.

There are no health problems. We do not breathe, do not eat, do not go to the toilet, and do not shave. We don't need any clothes, except for the shroud. There is no need for medical drugs.

Concepts such as house, car, luxury, business, money, banks, stock exchanges, that's all in the past for us. None of us was working.

In our cemetery there is always peace.But, around unemployment. The most important thing is we're all equal.

I have one friend who is in the white light, was the most influential rich man, and even ruled the country, took bribes in the large size, the oppressed people, engaged in money laundering, ferrying them to Western European banks through offshore zones, through the giant openings leaky laws of our country.

And now he had nothing but his yellowed skeleton and holey rotten shroud.

He previously lived with his family in luxurious bright castles in the Swiss Alps and now he's in the grave reigns dark, damp and cold. He has to be in company with disgusting worms, snakes, scorpions and nasty centipedes.

Well, such a grave got to him.

We're not much upset, that in our cold graves no electricity or gas. Why do the dead of electricity and gas?

 


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