Short, speculative fiction
So touching and so true. Excellent story, Justin. My three daughters are all in their 30s now and it went by in a blink. You have to cherish each stage in there lives. And nurture that bond. Make good memories. Fortunately, my wife was wise beyond her years and made sure I remembered those truths.
In my view, your very best work! Outstanding ... Mary Astor said "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel." ... well, my engine is fully fuelled by that heart-tugging writing
Great way to cover a topic all of us who have grown children have faced. Thanks.
This made me feel things. Thank you for sharing. 💛
Oh, that was good. As the dad of a small child myself, this hit home. Very well done.
A story that should be read by all working fathers (and mothers) - every moment of a child’s life is worth cherishing - nothing is more important.. NOTHING - because all life passes ‘in a blink’.
Great job, very evocative.
It hit me, that despite what I want to do,
I don't see my family enough.
Thanks for this story.
Great story, loved it.
Wow, Justin. So good.
every time! you grab my heart in each of your stories every time. love this and i thank you
Amazing 👏🏻. My emotions kept jumping all over the place, but I loved the end 💛
Such an important message. if only parents realized this when their children were young. I liked your use of the "humming" to mark transitions- very clever. These lines really stood out for me: "He opens the creaking office door. Samantha and Jonathon hear it—long for it..." "He just stares at this man—his son." “Daddy, are you done working?” Samantha asks. David finally finds words. “Yes. . . I’m all done.” So much in this short story!
ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING! (Yes I'm shouting)
This is a story that should be taken to heart by all young fathers.
Unfortunately too few get the message in time
Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin
Thank you for the short, yet insightful, read.
The truth can be terrifying. Great story.
Another great emotional story that got me choked up.!!! Beautifully written and so true about life.!!So talented with your writing son.Love Ya!
Loved it! An emotional roller coaster!