ST100: January’s Dying Uncle by Steve Colori

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100

100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less.





January’s Dying Uncle by Steve Colori

Darnell’s living room had white walls and a light grey carpet.

“My uncle is dying,” January said.

“I’m sorry to hear that,” Darnell replied.

“He was a really weird guy. He did some bad things but I love him and he’s my uncle and I choke up every time I try to tell him what I want to say.”

A few birds were chirping in an adjacent maple. The sunlight was partially blocked by the leaves.

“Have you thought about writing your words?

“What if I can’t read them?”

“You can hand him the letter.”

January wept tears of confusion.

The SHORT TALE 100 – JUNE 2017

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