Chapter 6: Bill CarterA Chapter by Jane Lockheart
I will never forget that day.
I can’t believe it had been 25 years.
I’m an old man now.
Memory is jogged.
But that day I remember clearly.
I woke up Saturday morning.
It felt pretty normal.
But little did I know,
It was the beginning of the worst day of my life.
I walked by Tim’s door.
No one inside.
I saw a folded piece of paper though.
It read, Give to Alex Parker, on the front.
I knew Alex very well.
A nice young man.
But I hadn’t seen him around much.
I was curious.
So I opened the letter and read it.
I can’t do this anymore. I can’t stand to see you with her anymore. She told me that you hated me now. Because I’m a “F****t” as she said. What happened? I thought you were okay with it. I thought you cared about me! I thought you were there for me! I thought you loved me! I guess I was wrong. I love you, but you don’t love me. You love that slime ball of a girlfriend. Can’t you see she doesn’t really love you? She wants you for show. It would have been different if it was you and me together. I would treat you like a real boyfriend. Not a toy I only use when I’m bored. Well I hope you two have a nice life. I’m about to end mine. If anyone is missing me, which I doubt they are, tell them to look at the bridge. I think they can guess from there.
The worse way to find out your son is gay is through a suicide letter.
Even worse is when he didn’t write the letter to you.
I searched the house a hundred times.
There was no letter to me.
When I got to the bridge he was gone.
Took hours for water patrol to find him.
I thought Tim and I were close.
Ever since his mom died.
We would do everything together.
But that all sort of stopped when he became a teenager.
I just thought it wasn’t “cool” to be seen hanging around with your dad.
But I guess this is the reason.
My son was gone.
There wasn’t a day that went by without thinking about him.
Alex took my son away from me.
He didn’t deserve to get that letter.
So I made sure he never got it.
© 2012 Jane Lockheart
Added on January 19, 2012
Last Updated on January 28, 2012
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