Issue #6: Grave Robbing (Spring/Summer 2016)
Disinterment. Theft. Exhumation and ossuaries. Unspeakable crimes.
Corpses of the past (events, relationships, ideas, cultures and cities).
What inappropriate, grim and morbid things or people do we long for when they
are gone? What incites one to dig up the dead, reanimate the deceased
or dig through decayed remains in search of some treasured item, memory or ideal?
In what horrific ways do we serve as the archaeologists of our own fates and futures?
"Finally they had come to a row of
several repurposed graves; this is what Jowi was up to tonight. Samma
had picked one; Kowa had tried his best
to ignore the pile of naked dead bodies,
and even more that of suits, ties and shoes beside them. A man was hunched over one body, pulling the underwear out."