This week’s recommended Friday fiction: A bit of flash from the archives of Fractured West, “Wilson Point” by Stephen Kempster Whelpdale Thomas does some interesting things with the conversation two parents have with their child.
Listen, said my mother. We’ll be here when you get back.
Listen, said my father. It won’t take long.
Listen, said my mother. You have your whole life ahead of you. There’s nothing to worry about.
Listen, said my father, then. You’re young now but you won’t always be, and when you’re older, when we’re gone, you’ll be better off if you learn to take care of yourself while you’re young.