One Last Birthday Message

One Last Birthday Message

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Voice: Janet Fogg.

Cover art by Robert James Algeo.

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One Last Birthday Message

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JO ANN: (RECORDING) David. I don’t know why I haven’t heard from you. You don’t answer your phone, your mail gets returned unopened…silly of me to assume that you’d want to watch a holiday video–of me. Well, I can take a hint. You don’t want to talk to your mother? I said sorry, for everything I can think of, but I guess it’s not good enough. I have stacks of gifts for you and your wife. Dusty. But I don’t get rid of them. You don’t just get rid of things on a whim. That’s just plain cruel… Anyways, I didn’t bake a cake today. Chris didn’t bother to come over. But, I remembered your birthday. Like it or not, it’s marked on my calendar every year. Happy Birthday, my ungrateful baby boy.

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