A twenty-something man deals with the loss of his wife to cancer and struggles to reconcile with his estranged father. (First 10,000 words).
When cancer takes his wife, Charlotte, Whit Carlson struggles to pick up the pieces of his broken life. It was too soon; he had signed up for a lifetime with her, but finds himself alone at age 29. Healing is made even more difficult by an overbearing best friend and grief-stricken members of his late-wife's family who cannot understand why Whit has pulled away from them. He must also deal with the attempts of his estranged father to reestablish a relationship, though Whit hasn't been able to forgive him for the act that shattered his life twenty years before. (First 10,000 words of the story are being submitted).