"I've brought you something for going to college," My dad said. He showed me a brand new suitcase. He opened it to show it off: It even had hangers for suits in it! Forty yours later I still have one of those hangers. He was distant, violent at times, angry - always angry. But he was pleased. He had done something for his favorite.
©2011, John A. Mills
published in Shot Glass Journal Issue #4