A death and two burials

What can I say about this manuscript?

That it isn’t fiction?

It was inspired by two unjoined things that arrived in the mail.

In 2014 there were two deaths in our family. It was written at the end of that year.

I finished it in a couple of months (it’s about 31,500 words).

It was on Medium for a little while and Laura Miller of Slate left a note on the first chapter which said, “This is lovely.” (I’ve since edited the version I wrote in such a hurry.)

If you don’t know me you would think it a hard read.

It is hard to read.

It won’t be published.

That’s all, I think.