Bullet in the Birthday Card

A Memoir and a Mystery

What would you do if you found a bullet in a birthday card?

A card you had sent your father.

A father who ended his life with a gun shot. What if you never told anyone? Hardly even yourself. You’d rather make up a story. Pretend to be someone else. Because you are good at that. But there are some questions that don’t give you a break. You have to think about them. You have to try to find an answer. Or they will never let you sleep.

You’re closing in on the age your father was when he shot himself.

And everything you write has a bullet in it.

It’s time.

It’s time.