I’d made a mistake, I shouldn’t have enrolled on this course. I’d never wrap my head around this alien culture.
“The body is then taken into the shrine,” the lecturer continued as onscreen an image appeared of what I’d swear was a Neolithic chamber tomb.
“You mean the dead are interred in the shrine?”
“No, not interred—”
“Then what? They store the corpse in the shrine while the bones decarnalise?”
“No. It is a total translation of the body in the flesh.”
“You mean as in the Rapture?”
“Except they’re dead, and it’s not to Heaven they go.”
“Sir,” asked a chap at the back. “Do we yet know their destination?”
“Nibiru. We think.”
Written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt