A child's first funeral

Lucy took three days to die.

Triste Longcore
July 18, 2001 12:07AM (UTC)

Lucy took three days to die. My daughter Anneke rejected all of my ideas for an early and pain-free exit (let me count the ways) and fully embraced the ritual of a box, some nice cloth and a burial. The job done, and the event recorded, she asked for yet another gerbil. <div align="center"


Triste Longcore

Triste Longcore is a photographer and writer living in Tucson, Arizona. She is the single mother of two daughters.

MORE FROM Triste Longcore

Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •