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Father’s Day


Happy Father’s Day.

It wasn’t until 1994 that I ever celebrated Father’s Day. I have no recollection of the holiday in my family as a child.

It’s not that it didn’t happen, I just don’t remember. At least not for me personally. My father was absent.

On January 4, 1994 I became a father and the following June my hapless parenthood was celebrated. And every year since.

And as it would happen, I told my own father Happy Father’s Day a year later.

Many of my fellow writers and friends share this day with memories. Anything I would have to share would be fiction, so here’s a story I wrote last year titled, “Father’s Day”

Read Story:

It might be a odd Father’s Day tale, but it’s a good read. Enjoy.

Again, Happy Father’s Day.

Uncategorized Writing

Father’s Day – Flash Fiction

It’s another one of those crazy writing challenges. This one instigated by writer Chuck Wendig over at Terrible Minds, his writing life blog. He’s a little on the crazy side in an insanely good way.

Chuck put together a wild t-shirt with his crazy bearded face and laser beams coming out of his eyes. It reads “My Beard Comes So Fat, I Wanna Do Laser.” The challenge was to use the second half of the shirt slogan in a 1000 word bit of flash fiction or make it into a funny graphic for an internet meme. You got bonus points if you used the first half too.

As contrived as the contest is, I would assume the bulk of the entries would be funny or light. I can do funny, but I’d rather not.

Enjoy my contribution.