Friday, March 10, 2017

100 Word Short Story: The Wrong Answer

The Wrong Answer

“What do you think about gay marriage?” my dad asked, then waited with interest for my reply. In truth, I hadn’t. But my dad had been impressed with my newly emerging opinions at the time, so I gave him a sound bite I’d heard somewhere: “Oh, I don’t know. It’s a slippery slope, you see…” 

I remember that moment often and feel physical pain. 

I dream of my dad now, phone him in my sleep where I know the number to another dimension, and tell him my answer: “Of course they can get married.”

Of course. 

Dad and me
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