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My Father Loves

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
When Philip's father told him something unexpected it made him think carefully about his relationship with his father, his family and his past. Trivial matters can mean more than other people ever realise, they can offer up paths never before thought of and sometimes helping others is to help yourself.
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Published April 10th 2012 by Thinking Plainly
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Stavro Yianni
Sep 28, 2014 Stavro Yianni rated it it was amazing
It’s short, but long enough to get the job done in a very clever way.

This is a touching story of a dying father's strange final request and the impact it has on his children.

The author has a great talent at eliciting emotional responses from the reader. I couldn’t help but have a tear in my eye by the end of this one as the father’s request is fulfilled and as a result creates a stronger bond with his son, who is forced to reflect on his own life, and his view of both himself, his father and th
Sep 08, 2013 Al rated it really liked it
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Family dynamics are at the center of this short story, focusing on the relationship between grown kids and their parents as well as amongst siblings. As the oldest child in my family, I was easily able to imagine myself in the role of the protagonist, Philip, in this tale. It was an interesting exercise trying to decide how I would react in the same situation and picturing the reactions of my siblings. A short, yet thought-provoking read.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May h
T. L.  Curtis
Sep 28, 2012 T. L. Curtis rated it liked it
This piece reads very much like a diary / journal entry you weren't necessarily meant to see. Instead of the "showing" that is usually done in story-writing, there was a lot of "telling" about what the father was like and what the main character's motivations were. There are emotions and internal conflicts explored that I think lots of people (would) have experienced in a situation such as this, but wouldn't necessarily want to admit to themselves or others. There were various grammatical errors ...more
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R.G. Rankine
Jul 24, 2012 R.G. Rankine added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Hello, I’m Robert Rankine. At the time of writing I am thirty-seven years old and live and work in London, England. I am a self-published indie author and although I consider myself very much a novice, I am excited to be at the start my life long journey in writing. I am interested in contemporary fiction and write short stories that have a focus on modern life. I set up Thinking Plainly Limited ...more
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