WEP: A Grave Mistake

A wail pierced the sombre silence of the graveyard. She continued sobbing, the tears wetting the newly-placed slab on the unmarked grave.

It had been almost a month since their grand-uncle had passed, but Anna was adamant to continue the family tradition of crying your eyes out during a funeral.

“Akka*, why are you crying here?”

“Just like her to be late,” she thought, wiping away a tear, just the way they did in the movies. “To pay my respects, of course. It’s why we’re both here.”

“But Uncle Peter was buried three rows ahead.”


*Akka means elder sister in Tamil.

Word Count 95 : FCA

This month’s WEP theme is Grave Mistake. What’s yours?

32 responses to “WEP: A Grave Mistake”

  1. Ha, ha Bernadette, precious.

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  2. Hi,
    Beautiful. She’d even forgot where he was buried.

    Shalom aleichem
    Pat

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    1. Yup, she was too busy ‘grieving’

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  3. Ha ha. Too funny. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Her grief was a real hoot. Thanks for sharing such a lighthearted short piece Bernadette! A ‘grave mistake’ indeed!

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    1. Thanks for reading Denise 🙂

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  5. Wonderful depiction of ostentatious grief.
    Regards,
    Sanhita.
    https://projectionofnaught.blogspot.com

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  6. Oops, grieving with pretend tears would blind you to the fact you’re in the wrong place. Too funny!

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    1. Never thought about it that way 🤔

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  7. Grief doesn’t care if You’ve got the location right. A sweet short story.
    Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy. Though I sometimes wonder what the actual relatives of the person at whose grave she was crying would think if they saw it.

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  8. Hi Bernadette – a woman of pretensions … wonderful read – thank you! Take care -Hilary

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  9. That made me laugh out loud. A neat take on the prompt. Brilliantly done in a teeny tiny wordcount.

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  10. Hahahah… loved it 🙂 Short and very sweet. Well done.

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  11. As usual, you share a short and brilliant piece! She quite literally made a grave mistake! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. LOL, now that is a “grave mistake.” Perfect.

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  13. A superb vignette that captures the challenge’s theme fantastically. Well done, Bernadette.

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  14. Marvelous! I almost stopped at the first line, so glad I continued to find it was a pretty funny little story!

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  15. This is great, and reminds me of a story: when my dad died, a couple of my friends said they’d be at the service, they’d meet me at the funeral home. I waited and waited, and wouldn’t let the service begin till they got there. Finally they showed up, and things proceeded. They apologized because they’d gone to the other funeral home a few blocks away…they’d been sitting in a pew there until one of them said, “I didn’t realize her dad was That Old”…checking the name, they realized they were paying respects to some other guy 🙂

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    1. Oooh. That would’ve been embarrassing. Good thing they realised their mistake. Thanks for sharing.

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      1. It was a light moment in the day 🙂

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