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The Park Bench | A Short Story by Natalie Pratt

This story was submitted for the 2015 Winter Quarter Short Story Contest. While it wasn’t a finalist entry, the judges enjoyed it, and felt it merited being shared with the community. Congratulations, Natalie! The old man sat on the park bench waiting. His face was lined with sorrow, and his shoulders stooped with despair. It seemed as if he noticed nothing. His beloved wife, Dora, had died nearly a year ago, and his life had lost all meaning without her by his side. “I will always be with you,” she had said. But the old man could not see...

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