He Looks Old | Creative Nonfiction

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Photo of pink, wilting roses

Lit Up published my short creative nonfiction piece about losing my dad. It’s not the most cheerful thing I’ve ever written but we can’t write fun stories all the time, I guess!

His skin is too thin. Not papery — not that frail— but like the corners of a paperback that have been crumpled up and smoothed out one time too many. Each crease seems to be etched deeper than it was just twenty minutes ago. When the blood was still going round.

It’s my first foray into creative nonfiction and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Read it here.

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4 responses to “He Looks Old | Creative Nonfiction”

  1. Brothers Campfire avatar

    I am sorry for your loss.

  2. Chris Hall avatar

    I’m sure your dad would have been touched by what you’ve written.

  3. The Pink Room avatar

    I like your style of writing.

  4. Jeff Cann avatar

    1) Fantastic, really well done
    2) I’m sorry. Losing a parent sucks. There are so few people who unequivocally have your back, and you know your father is one of them.

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