“I was dumbfounded when I found out that Harry had decided to cremate his remains,” Andrea said as they were driving back to the city from the crematorium. “As his wife, the onus was on you to talk him into a traditional burial at a cemetery.”
“Oh my God,” Rose said, “are you serious? It was his final wish to be cremated after he passed away. Who am I to tell him how to dispose of his body. And who the hell are you to criticize me for not abiding by his wishes?”
The drive home proceeded in icy silence.
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (dumbfounded), Word of the Day Challenge (cremate and crematorium), Your Daily Word Prompt (onus), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (serious). Photo credit: Bikurgurl.