You Should Be Here

Today of all days… You should be here. If I’m being honest, I never expected you wouldn’t be… I hadn’t planned for this eventuality. I’m trying to enjoy myself. There’s music and dancing, family and friends… And our girl. You would have been so proud of her choices, her bravery. She would have loved toContinue reading “You Should Be Here”

Good Night

He held her close as they danced. It felt like the time before… Like their wedding night, only three years earlier, when she had nuzzled sweetly into his neck, and he swooned with disbelief. How could this beautiful creature be his wife? “What are you thinking, Darling?” she looked up at him wonderingly, her blueContinue reading “Good Night”

Return of the Rejected

Content warning: Story contains homophobic language and a depiction of confronting homophobic family, members. They paused at the walkway, “Are you sure you want to do this? I’m sorry. I know you do… It’s just… I’m worried.” “I know. I am too but I do want to go in… I know she might not beContinue reading “Return of the Rejected”

Hold My Hand

The Old Man couldn’t remember the last time he had been so clear. He looked at his family gathered around him, his sons Peter and Joseph and daughter Mary, their tired pained faces mirroring his tired pained body. He turned to Peter who was holding his hand, “You look old,” he grunted, prompting a laughContinue reading “Hold My Hand”