Dad, My Brother, and Me

By J.C. O'Brien

Draft 8 Posted Date: 5/1/2014

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Historical Fantasy

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About the Book:

This story is about two little boys talking about what they would call their father if they had one.

About the Author:

I am the youngest of the two boys in the story, and my appearance at Christmas of 1931 is what caused the desertion of the family father, who was a member of the US Navy at the time. I am now eighty-four years old, and managed to get this old without a father. I dn;t buy into all this crap about the poor single mother. My miserable childhood was brought about by my mothers unfaithfulness. I went to school every day of my life without breakfast, and never had lunch until my older sister quit school, got a job, and made me three tomato and lettuce sandwiches for lunch. Before she left for work, she also left a nickel on the kitchen table for me to buy a 1/2 pint of milk for lunch. Me and my brother fashioned makeshift innersoles, out of cardboard, for our shoes when we developed holes in the soles. I am now eighty-four years old. I have raised two great kids, who have given me two great grand kids. I am healthy, and I expect to live a few years longer.

Author's Note:

This story is about my brother and me. We grew up without a father, and often talked about what it would be like if we had one.

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