August 22, 2008
Aspen Mountain Press
Rating: 3 Cups
This man is a father, and a husband, but not much of a human being. He barely does more than exist for his family, spending much of his time outside of work in pubs getting hammered. He packs furniture for a living, no thought involved, which suits him just fine.
His father was only there for him for a short time of his life. He died of a brain tumor, leaving a wife and young son with barely enough money to survive. Despite their brief relationship, the son remembers his father as a kind and loving man.
Sitting in a pub getting smashed with his mates is his favorite pastime. However doing so alone leaves him feeling decidedly out of sorts. Everyone else in the pub is engaged in a conversation with someone, even if it is only on a cell phone. He would love to be able to call someone, but no one comes to mind, until he hears another man speaking with his father on a cell. He can barely remember his dad, and decides to fake a conversation with him on his mobile phone. He is completely dumbfounded when the connection goes through. This conversation is the catalyst that sets his life on an out of control spiral through highs and lows he could never imagine existed.
This story is a blur of introspective and out of body experiences in one man’s life. His life is dismal to the point of suicidal. Drinking and drugs are the tools he uses to block out the pain. The desire to shake some sense into this man is overwhelming. However he does somewhat redeem himself by the end of the story. The main body of the story is dark and morose, but as it unfolds there is truly light at the end of the tunnel.
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