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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