The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | July 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

by Smitty

She knows.
I’ve been gone six years. A random Friday morning seemed good to sneak back into the house at dawn to pick up some documents.
My daughter’s are judge, jury and executioner.
“Hi. *Dad*.”

A three letter wrecking ball. All of my rationalizations, anger, and self-righteousness are suddenly gone.
“Oh my God, Angela. . .I’m so sorry. . .”
Her dirty, smiling rag doll is the last thing I see before the lawn rushes up to kiss me.

* * *

That was 10 years ago.
Getting my life squared away was hard.
Today is her wedding day.
She breaks me again.
Thank you, Lord.

via Darleen


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