Feb 3, 2023Liked by Dennard Dayle

Hey, I was expecting comic and satiric, a la stories in Everything Abridged, but Chekhovian? Not darker, I thought, but deeper. Nice.

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You don't need me to tell you this is great, because you know it's great. But, for your ego, it's effing great.

About halfway through the piece my slow-moving brain put together the Franklin and Francine connection and, because his son was called "Junior," I still hadn't quite connected the generational name passing. That therefore made this line -- "For the first time, it hit Franklin that she might be named after Junior instead of him." -- the most resonant of the piece.

Good stuff.

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Loved this!

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