wishful thinking for a future daughter

Writing 101, Day Six: A Character-Building Experience Today, you’ll write about the most interesting person you’ve met in 2014. In your twist, develop and shape your portrait further in a character study.

I don’t think I pulled this off as well as I could have but time constraints.


It’s been years since my daughter would be here on the weekends. The result of the divorce from her mother left me only seeing her on weekends and Wednesdays and now that she is half way through college and the workload is consistently getting harder I am relegated to the occasional text and phone call.

Certainly I could call but I want to leaver her be. I don’t want to be like her mother, reinforcing apron strings instead of cutting them. I’d rather let the girl go out on her own without the shadow of a helicopter over her.

But I ache for my little girl. I do miss her.

So when I met Caroline, the 11 year old daughter of a friend at church, I quickly felt a paternal attraction to her because Continue reading