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Silver Lining
by Michael C. Keith

I am not an optimist but a meliorist.
                –– George Eliot

No matter how many years passed, Carol Seymour could not get over the guilt she felt for giving birth to a child with deformities. Her husband had managed to come to grips with the situation and tried to mitigate his wife’s sense of blame by reminding her that their child was exceptional in many ways.

“Honey, no one can see as far or run as fast as our Billy.”

Just as Ed Seymour finished his sentence, his three-eyed, four-legged son entered the room.