Author Archives: Leslie Leyland Fields

How Long Will You Wait to Forgive?

How Long Will You Wait to Forgive?

I hadn’t seen my father for ten years. I had no photographs of him at all and just a vague memory of his face the last time I saw him. When we pulled up to the VA housing complex in Sarasota in our rented van, Duncan saw him first. “There he is.” He tipped his head to point.

Becoming Jonah — Running From Our Stories

“I talked to Dad on the phone today.” Silence. Then, “You’re talking to Dad?” “Yes. I’ve been calling him almost every week,” she said, her voice calm and assured. “Does he talk to you? What do you talk about?” I could not hide my amazement and confusion. I couldn’t believe that out of the six of us, she