A short drive from Morton Town is the village of Rossville; population 1803, at last census. Being one of the larger towns in the region, Rossville is the “go-to” place for dining and entertainment. It is also the locale to visit for any funerary needs, as it has the area’s sole funeral home; Simon and Son Mortuary. I’d recommend stopping by its regal brick building with soaring Corinthian columns for a quick tour. Be sure to ask Simon about his Deluxe Service Package so he’ll take you into the back room and show you the merchandise–a wide assortment of wigs, clothing and jewelry he offers to adorn the dearly departed (single day rental of the items is included in the package but there is a purchase plan available if you’d prefer your loved one be buried with the adornments).
A little farther afield is the Morrisville pet cemetery. Being on the outskirts of town it’s easy to miss, so be sure to stop by the gas station just outside of Morrisville and pick up a map of the area. The map was drawn by Morrisville Elementary School’s 3rd grade class as an art project and, while it may be a wee bit crude, it will direct you to the small road just off Plantation Drive that leads to the graveyard.
At the pet cemetery, you will find hundreds of tombstones; Morrisville residents being the animal lovers they are. Of special interest is the mausoleum; the final resting place for Kayla the dog, lovingly erected by her owner out of his guilt over causing her demise. If you are very lucky, Kayla’s spirit may even be inside the tomb when you arrive. She is a wonderful conversationalist and you’re sure to enjoy your visit with her. If she likes you, Kayla may ask you for a favor but take care if you agree to assist. Her request may sound deceptively simple but, as always, when helping ghosts solve their problems you’re sure to encounter a few complications along the way.
You can read more about Simon and Son Mortuary in the first book of the Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency: The Rebel Realm
To discover more about the town of Rossville, Morrisville and Kayla the ghost dog, check out the second book of the series: The Woebegone Oddity of the UnderWorld