Sunday, June 20, 2004

My Apologies

for posting my short story so near to Fathers' Day. This was not intentional, and I was thinking of deleting the story, but it seems a bit late for that now. The posting was triggered by something in my private life, and I wasn't paying attention to the holiday schedules. In any case, my story is not about fathers especially but one particular type of family abuse.

Fathers in general are like mothers in general, people doing a difficult job with very little help. And for that they get one shopping day a year from the wider society. Though of course parenting has its own innate rewards. I heard a story today from a father who had to get up this morning at 6:30 a.m., because that's when his daughter's pancakes were ready to be eaten...