Fiction: "A Letter to My Daughter" by Krishan Coupland

Published in Moon Milk Review

Nov. 21, 2010
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From "A Letter to My Daughter," by Krishan Coupland:


It was a Thursday when they stole you away. Like a summer school, they told me, for young inventors. Young geniuses. There’d be others like you there, and you’d work together for a few weeks to explore your ideas. Realise your potential. We waited on the kerb in a cloud of reporters. I think you were pleased, or proud, or happy at least. The yellow bus, when it came, had soldiers on board, and I didn’t wonder why until later—until much later when you hadn’t written and hadn’t called, and the phone numbers they’d given me turned out to be dead. I remember that you kissed me, once, before getting on board that bus, and it was light and cool and given with the expectation that you would see me again in a little while.

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More to come ...

Ken Brosky

P.S. the image is by Leila A. Fortier.

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