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by  Vicki L. Nelson


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A Lancer episode Drabble, “Blue Skies For Willie Sharpe


All he saw was our family as it is now.  He couldn't know how new and fragile it was.  He couldn't know how deeply his question affected me.  “What if he doesn't want me?”   Couldn't know that I'd asked myself the same question for years.  Asked, then answered, as time went by and no contact made.  “No, he doesn't want me.”  What sin could a newborn infant, toddler, child, young man commit?  Was I inherently flawed?  A lie hurt me; a lie might save Willie.  I will do for him what no adult did for me: he will feel wanted.





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