Commentary and Philosophy Fiction posted November 9, 2017


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John doesn't measure up.

Not a Hero

by Thomas Bowling


Thanks for coming in today, John. After seeing your audition, we don't think you're right for the part.

Why not? I'm perfect.

It just doesn't feel right. You don't come across as the faithful family man we're looking for.

Why not? I'm as faithful to my wife as the next guy.

Is that what Shirley would say? When's the last time you saw her?

Why would you ask that? We're not divorced. I see her every day. Sure, I may cheat on my wife now and then, who doesn't?
But, I always come back. Hell, compared to some guys I'm a hero.

John, a hero isn't a guy who always comes back. It's a guy who never leaves.



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