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The Old Man

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Sub-genres: Drama, Psychological

Harlon Eldrick's mother is dying of recurrent breast cancer and wants him to go tell his father. Harlon lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his father lives across the country in a small collection of buildings called Black Dog, Washington. Harlon wants to make this an adventure. He will take the train to Chicago and hitchhike from there to Black Dog. It's been over a week, since Harlon left Chicago on a trip that's been anything but an adventure. He is welcomed into a semi by Steve Lennard for what he hopes is his last ride.

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  • Action Packed 0
  • Addictive/Pacing 1
  • Characters 2
  • Chills 2
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 1
  • Feel-Good 0
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 0
  • Tearjerker 0
  • Unique 1
  • World Building 1

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    • 2,297 Words

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

This is a well-written adventure that adds some mysterious details the the trip Harlon takes to find his father.  I do hope there is more to this story.   

Response from the author:

Thank you for reviewing my story. Should I write a follow up story? That's a heavy question. I suppose when Harlon calls his mother to tell her his father has moved on without a forwarding address, she will say, "I know that. Your brother told me, I don't know, a month ago?" The mysterious brother in Seattle who is the offspring of his father and another woman. Could he be Harlon Barrett Eldrick, the Fifth? Or, possibly, the Sixth? I don't know, maybe, they have a club that Harlon hasn't been invited to join.

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