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Atypical

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“Do you think he’ll like this? People dancing and laughing? Having fun?” She gestures towards the crowd.

“Why not?”

“It’s a little strange to hold this instead of a wake.”

“Don’t worry! He’s the one who planned this beach party after all.”

 

19 Comments

    • thank you! glad you enjoyed it! me too and hopefully i can convince my family for a party at the end of life. hope you’re having a lovely week so far x

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  1. mandibelle16 says

    I think a beach part would be wonderful instead of a funeral. My relatives would be shocked but it would be so much better to celebrate life and heaven in the sand with a bonfire and some drinks, then sit in pews dressed in black. Well written story.

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  2. I’ve only been to one funeral like this, and I didn’t know what to do. To have a good time felt like an insult and to be in mourning felt like a betrayal. I think you captured that in this little tale.

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  3. Michaela Mitchell says

    Sounds like something my family would plan. When my father died, we had a big party instead of a funeral – we called it a wake so people would feel more comfortable, but there was plenty of music, laughter, and smiles. The only way it could have been better would have been to be on the beach. 🙂

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  4. People don’t know what to do with death, and then the deceased plans a beach party? The conversation is so natural, expressing the awkwardness some party-goers might feel. What a beautiful end to one’s life on earth.

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