Short story: “A Fairly Decent Man”

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“A Fairly Decent Man,” by Charles Turner

Appeared in Image, issue 74

2992 words

The narrator fails and keeps failing to respond to the stranger’s criticism and, I think, also fails to give or receive the blessing he wants. I like to think this is a story about guilt and the defensiveness that arises from guilt. I’m not sure if that’s right though.