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It definitely is dark in a way, isn’t it? I’m glad it made you think! Thanks for reading Sharron, especially since you’re picky! -- that’s ok, so am I.

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Like your story. I really like your retirement themes. ‘ retired to be a professional consumer’ and then as his wife retired from good health.... lovely ideas. 👍

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Mar 22·edited Mar 22Liked by Clancy Steadwell

Eyes are blurry💧did not see that coming

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Jan 7Liked by Clancy Steadwell

Oh, my! What a beautiful ending, Clancy. The last letter-writer. Such a charming story. Albeit, charming with an edge of darkness under it. I don't know the answer to your first questions. I will be dead by then and not have to worry about what humanity will become. I am one of the fortunate ones who is never lonely. A woman of many inner resource, I do not crave much companionship. Still, I have a large, pink mailbox, standing out front ready for any letter someone wants to put in it. A tentative invitation. Fine writing, Steadwell -- and I am picky about what I read.

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Such an interesting premise! And some really beautiful lines in there; I enjoyed the one about the Sundays, and the how he names each house in his own way. I would love to see this developed further with more character building of the wife / mom / more on what moves the main character, and maybe even more world building too; how else has the world changed with all this automation? Very exciting work either way, the opening line is a real hook.

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Hypnotic! Loved that bit "The other two were born on Sundays. He was married on a Sunday, too." After reading it I let my guard down and you finished me with that ending. Awesome and lesson learned - thank you 👏

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Chapeau!!! I feel like Ernie more often than a millennial should. Great story!

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Dec 27, 2023Liked by Clancy Steadwell

Love how the lapses in time transition so well. Can’t tell if this story takes place within a two week span or a 50 year span. Either way I’m inspired

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Damn man, I was not intending to cry this morning. Thanks a lot. ❤️‍🩹

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HOLY CRAP THIS WAS POIGNANT

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Dec 26, 2023Liked by Clancy Steadwell

Beautiful he said, weeping.

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hey thanks. onward!

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This is a good’n. All the feels.

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Dec 26, 2023Liked by Clancy Steadwell

Wow

This storytelling is one of the best reads anywhere. Great Writing.

Thank you

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