by Charlotte O’Farrell
In life, Aunt Maud had no time for traditional funerals. “I want mine to be jolly! A celebration of my life. Nobody dresses in black!”
When the day came, Richard cried all the way to the church. Everyone turned to him as he walked in. He paid his respects by the coffin, then sat in the pews. As people whispered and stared at him, he began to wonder if he’d taken Maud’s words about the dress code too literally.
Still, it was nice to dress as a clown at times. It seemed silly to only wear the costume at Halloween.
She lives in Nottingham, UK with her husband, daughter and cat.