Deepest Regret

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Dear Daddy,

I can still feel the hole inside the day you left. It pains me greatly every day. Sometimes I double over and wish to die, the agony is so great. I don’t know why you did what you did, only that somehow I must have been the cause. Why else would you have done it?

My fingers can still trace the curve of the scar in my stomach, the one that you put there, and I can still feel the weight of the bundle you placed deep within my belly. You told me never to lose it, never to remove it — and I haven’t. I never will. I will carry that regret with me for the rest of my life.


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  1. Avatar Shamaliane


  2. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Um… thanks? o.O

  3. Avatar ADDLibrarian

    Very powerful…wow.

  4. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Thank you. :)

  5. Avatar OpenSkies

    I know the feeling. I respect you for finding the courage to face it and put it into words.

  6. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Just for the record, this piece is entirely a work of fiction and is meant to interpreted literally. In fact, it has greater impact if you do. I may actually have been too subtle for once.

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