With a broken-down oven, in a hotel kitchen, on an uninhabited island
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Sam Ruddick lives with his daughter in Alabama. His work has appeared in Southern Indiana Review and Glimmer Train.
I wondered if I had stumbled upon some universal principle: the more beautiful the illusion, the more egregious the lie.
He would have said, sometimes it’s not about the truth. Sometimes it’s about kindness. Especially when it comes to family.