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By Kwen D Griffeth

A Long Walk Home


Joseph Denton walked the streets of Chicago and wondered how his life might have been different.  He felt uneasy when he examined his life.  What if he’d chosen “A” instead of “B.”  What if he had gone left instead of right?

Had he been asked, Joe would not have been able to express why he felt the way he did.  He had a good life and he knew it.  He was a pharmacist, just like his father, and made a comfortable living.  But what if he had told his parents “no.”  What if he had gone to architectural school as he had wanted too?

His wife, Dot, was smart, sexy, and sassy.  She was talented and capable and there was no doubt he loved her.  But, what if there had been another woman out there who had been waiting for him?  He and Dot met purely by chance.  What if there had been someone else who had waited for him?  What if she still waited?

Joe was a discontented man.  He wanted more but he didn’t know more of what, except for the Cubs.  He wanted the Cubs to win the series.  The team’s last World Series win had been in 1908.  It was time, they were overdue.

Joe Denton walked the streets of Chicago and wondered.  He felt the breeze stir and he pulled his hat tighter onto his head.  Chicago was the “Windy City” after all and when the wind blew in Chicago changes could happen.