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He felt badly about leaving him alone. But he wasn’t alone. There were others there for him. He’d left the old man behind, for now. But it wasn’t forever that he’d be away from his father. His father – that old, restless man – would find peace somehow. In the yard, in good company. Perhaps, his dad would find peace – that is, happiness – in some foolishness. Maybe in a game, where there is youthful-like play.

Maybe his father will take the visiting son’s advice and play a game like those youngsters down the street who seem to be enjoying themselves by kicking a can.




Perspective: Son

Episode: “Kick the Can”

This work was not prepared, authorized, or endorsed by the creators or producers or musical composers of “The Twilight Zone” and is a zone of my own creation inspired by “The Twilight Zone” television series.

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