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How's Your Son

M. Stanley Bubien

"How's your son?" the teller asked.

"What?" I replied, eyebrow raised.

He smiled. "I'm a friend from his high school days. He doing alright?"

One thought came: How do you tell someone your son's living a hollow, empty existence? Sure, he's financially successful, but he struggles through each day not knowing where he's going, not caring where he's been.

"Yeah," I sighed. "He's alright."

Based on a true story.

Copyright ©1997 M. Stanley Bubien. All Rights Reserved.

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January, 1997
Issue #9

64 Words