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Homer by Anita G. Gorman
Marjorie and her husband Herbert thought that names were important. When their first child was born, they named him Homer in hopes that some day he would be a major-league baseball player. Herbert used to laugh at the concept even while he predicted that Homer would be inspired by his suggestive name.
When Homer was three, Herbert bought him a baseball bat. Then it was Little League and high-school baseball and finally the college baseball team. Marjorie and Herbert were ecstatic; their dream was coming true.
In the end Homer majored in Classics and wrote an epic poem in Greek.
The SHORT TALE 100 – SEPTEMBER 2017