Things That Never Happened

“Things That Never Happened” appeared in November 2013 in Postscripts, the fourth story of mine to be published in that hybrid magazine/anthology.

A daughter visits a mother in a nursing home … but nothing is as it seems.

When the editors asked for a note to introduce the story, here’s what I had to say:

“We’d all like to be forgiven, and we all wish we had the capacity to forgive, but what if true forgiveness was an impossibility? Could we still find a way to grant or receive it anyway? I set up a situation to examine that theme, and came up with a scenario which many of us might someday find ourselves facing, mixed with aspects I hope none will ever have to face anywhere but in the pages of a story.”

Read “Things That Never Happened” and you’ll learn what I meant.