Far Fetched Fables No 28 Charles de Lint

Halloween Story: 

“Riding Shotgun” by Charles de Lint

I wasn’t surprised to learn that my father had died. He would have been seventy-two this winter and he’d always lived hard–I doubted that had changed after I left the farm. What surprised me was that I was in his will. We hadn’t spoken in twenty-five years. I hadn’t thought of him, except in passing, for maybe half that time. If you’d asked me, I would have said he’d leave his estate to a charity like MADD, considering how it was drunk driving that changed all of our lives.

            I missed the funeral. There are a lot of Coes in the phonebook, so it took the lawyers awhile to track me down.

Charles de Lint is a full-time writer and musician who makes his home in Ottawa, Canada. His many awards include the World Fantasy Award, the Canadian SF/Fantasy Aurora Award, and the White Pine Award, among others. Modern Library’s Top 100 Books of the 20th Century poll (voted on by readers) put... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy