“Time took everything but somehow forgot about him as if he were a Post-it note stuck to the bottom of a trashcan.”
A pleasant short story which will resonate with older readers. Sullivan builds on the imagined situation behind a song popular sixty years ago. Excellent.
“He had spent fifty years selling insurance, warning people about the dangers that threatened, but he hadn’t been home the night his wife died, and there was no insurance to recover lost time.”
I didn’t get it until late, even though many clues scattered throughout the story. First time read it through, then go listen to the song and read it again. (No, I’m not telling.)
“Reality didn’t allow for fairy tales or happy endings; life had enlightened him to that.”