After the Funeral

After the funeral, family met at Tony Spavones on Lake Street. Over a glass of wine, my cousin quietly whispered to me, “We didn’t tell Christopher that we cremated her.”

“Why?” I replied, leaning in.

“Cuz, we didn’t want his last memory of his grandmother be one of burning alone.”

Ryan C. Daily is a writer, artist, runner, blogger, and trans-woman from the Chicago suburbs. Her first published piece can be seen in Longridge Review’s Spring Issue. Ryan earned a bachelor’s in English from Northern Illinois University. Currently, she is working towards a master’s of Writing and Publishing at DePaul University with aspirations of teaching writing one day. justaddtrans.tumblr.com