Richard Duggin | The Sun Magazine

Richard Duggin

Richard Duggin, the author of two novels, teaches at the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His stories have appeared in Playboy, North Atlantic Review, and Crosscurrents.

— From April 1993

Easter Weekend

When I was twenty years old, I had the opportunity to witness the cremation of a human body. It was springtime in Virginia, when the air is laced with the fragrance of magnolia and cherry, and I was still young enough to think of death as merely a normal rite of passage.

April 1993
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