Happy Father’s Day

I wrote this a long-ass time ago. I’m not even sure when anymore. It was first published like 8 years ago though… so yeah, it’s been a while. Originally it was a drabble but when I opened the file up to copy it into this entry I couldn’t stop myself from cutting a few especially purple descriptions out 😉

 

FATHERHOOD

Katya hung her blonde head while tears coursed down her sunken cheeks. “I know I’ve given you a hard time – I’ve been an ungrateful brat and always made things difficult.”

A solitary tear trickled out of her eye and captured a sunbeam which made it sparkle like a liquid diamond. “I’m sorry. It doesn’t take DNA to make a father, it takes love. You gave me that.” She sniffed, and looked down at the freshly dug earth. “I love you too, I just wish I’d told you before it was too late.”

 

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Cheerful, no? LOL Sorry, but it’s still the most father-themed piece I have…

Happy father’s day to all the dads out there. I’ve been lucky enough to have two fathers, one I shared DNA with and one I shared a life with. I love them both.

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2 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day

  1. Fatherhood is a complicated issue, and I think your story sums it up perfectly. My dad has never been much of a dad, but I’m lucky to have a great stepfather and an awesome mother! I’ve learned “family” is the people you surround yourself with each day, whether friends, stepparents, cousins, co-workers… It’s more about the people who are there for you throughout life.

    • Family, and fatherhood, are definitely tricky issues. More and more often when I read though stuff I’ve written in the past I see evidence that I’m working through some family-related issue or another… not usually quite so bluntly as in this story though LoL

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