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“Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I’ll be back.” – Prince Vigo von Homburg Deutschendorf
Part One: But A Door
My father was dead. He was cremated in 2019. It’s the “was” that makes this story interesting.
When deceased people started returning, it was a shock to everyone. Everyone was overcome with elation and confusion, both the living and “reliving.” Opinions ran the spectrum from a miracle, the Rapture (reverse Rapture?), to demons, zombies, clones, robots, mass hallucination, an alternate universe…
Tests showed they were themselves, healthy, normal, human beings.
Every day more arrive. Every day our resources grow scarcer. We’re running out of space. Forests have been razed so skyscraper apartment buildings could be raised. Pollution is rampant.