This month’s story has a great deal of personal meaning to me.
March 12th will be six years since my father passed away. At the time, he was experiencing severe dementia and was forced to live in a facility where he could be properly cared for.
I wrote this story quite some time ago but I’ve held off publishing it until now. While the story itself is fiction, of course, there is a great deal of reality in the thoughts and emotions which reflect how I felt when we were going through this with him in 2010 and 2011. I needed a bit of that distance that fiction brings or would never have been able to write it.
I have kept this story on my hard drive for years, and reading it again recently was far more difficult than I thought it would be. But I’m at the point where I feel ready to share it, and so here it is.
The story is called Inheritance, and this one is, most definitely, entirely from the heart.