Posts Tagged “parenthood”

The Trials of the Father by Robert Detman

(ONE) The miracles regarding his daughter, as he considers them, do not seem miraculous to everyone, and this is puzzling. Such as, her obvious jealousy of other children, in a look of betrayal hinting at unlearned contempt; that she runs to him unbidden, joyfully, the only being he will ever care for as he does; […]

Jimmy by Tom Vollman

I was on a park bench with my wife and son when the news arrived. Jimmy had been murdered in a desert worlds away. My son was lost in his first-ever root beer float, and I felt something inside me shatter–something small but suddenly desperately important–something I didn’t know I needed, but now could barely […]