A half-crazed, homeless con-man meets a young girl grieving for her father killed in a plane crash and is faced with the dilemma whether to persist in a scam when truth is called for.
Finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.
Finalist, (top six) Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.
This story and thirty-two others are available online free for listening or reading, and download: https://www.storyinliteraryfiction.com/stories-novels
An Illustrated print version is available: Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles; 2000-2016
Music: “Tennessee Waltz”