War Correspondence

I can only hope you’ll receive this letter, with the station in Cardassian hands.

I thought today, and not for the first time, all this was because of you.  Perhaps I should have been left in limbo.  Perhaps you should have lived out the life you’d made.  None of this happened.  No war.  No casualties.  Only fifty years of an uneasy stalemate.  And you the writer you always wanted to be.

I can’t blame you, and I was wrong to, even briefly.  The man who made that choice never existed.  You’re my son.

See you soon.  Stay safe.

Love, Dad

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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