account_circle by Marsha A. Temlock
Marsha A. Temlock is the author of “Your Child’s Divorce: What to Expect … What You Can Do,” helping parents navigate the rough waters of their adult child’s divorce (Impact Publishers). She writes a blog for the Huffington Post about family relationships. “Last Flight” was inspired by one of her students, a veteran who served in Iraq, enrolled in her freshman composition class at Norwalk Community College, CT.


Last Flight

Issue No. 194 ~ July, 2013

The kid gets my drift. Me and this kid, we’re buddying up. We’re having a real good time, me and this kid. I drain the beer, close my eyes, just thinking about stuff I buried long ago. When I open them the kid is still there. “Say, how old did you say you were?”