Short story: “Old Man Down”

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“Old Man Down,” by Jeff Friedman

Appeared on Vestal Review in 2013

244 words

A gently surreal evocation of the relationship between aging father and caretaker son. Nicely done.

The father reminds me of Kafka’s and Barthelme’s eerily lively fathers, dead or near death but not quite down for the count.