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In A Father’s Place.

Posted in Chris Tilghman. In A Father's Place., Short Stories with tags , , , , on April 26, 2009 by Richard Farrell

A story of a family reunion of sorts, when Nick brings his strange, zealous girlfriend home to meet his father and sister.  This girl disrupts the harmony of Dan, the father, in his family home, pictures of stately family icons surrounding them.  This story is at once about family and the outside world, and the limitations of each.  Patty is a good example of a mean, almost evil character that is drawn well.

On the Rivershore.

Posted in Chris Tilghman. In A Father's Place., Short Stories with tags , , , , on April 26, 2009 by Richard Farrell

A boy witnesses his father kill a man, and turns to his father’s wealthy boss for help.  The boss knows what to do: he gathers the boy, his father and another man to dispose of the body.  Interesting concepts of place and person, thought he plot felt a bit forced.