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Robin Slick | Word Riot
Short Stories | June 15, 2011

What You Missed by Robin Slick

My brother’s email arrived five days ago at 8:13PM.       “He passed at 6:15 tonight. The rest of this is so bizarre it would make a good Larry David or Seinfeld episode.”      That I would learn of my father’s death this way made perfect sense. What I did not expect was to be shaken by the news.      My father was a bad guy. When I made the decision to cut him out of my life several years ago, I knew that I would have to face this day eventually but I assumed I would be at peace and feel nothing.