From an early age Jack could hear the dead laughing in graveyards and in his own home. The insistent cackling was enough to make him afraid of cemeteries and funerals.
His girlfriend Paige encourages him to walk through a cemetery to quell his phobia. When he meets a jovial dead man, he learns this is her father and he has one request: bring his daughter. Jack would like to honor the request, but at what emotional cost for Jewel and himself? Together they face the laughing dead and wonder if the living can ever understand dead humor.
Includes complete bonus story "Loathsome Rose."