But that’s not why I’m mentioning him today.
I’m mentioning him today because his short story Father’s Day is currently free on Amazon for digital download through the weekend. Remember, you don’t actually have to have a Kindle to take advantage of this – you can use the PC application or smartphone app (both free) to enjoy this story.
Highly recommended for your father this weekend.
“You never know what day your kids are going to remember most about growing up.
You hope that it is a good day, a day when you performed well as a parent. Your greatest fear is that it will be a bad day, a day when you lost your temper or let the dog run out in front of traffic, or a day when something happened that is only talked about in front of high-priced therapists.
In my case it was the day my dad bought sod.”
Thus begins Donald J. Bingle’s award-winning short memoir about his father, a heart-warming, surprising, and humorous tale about how a single incident on a single summer day can become one of a child’s favorite memories of his parent.
This short, simple tale will bring both laughter and tears and create a lasting memory that no mass-produced Father’s Day card can ever duplicate. Pre-load it on your dad’s Kindle for a perfect Father’s Day gift. At about 2,000 words, it is a delightful short read, not a lengthy chore.
“Father’s Day” won 1st Place in the California Literary Arts Society Memoir Contest (2009) and 2nd Place, Non-Fiction, in West Suburban Living’s Annual Writing and Photography Contest (2005).
Donald J. Bingle is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, the GenCon Writers Symposium, and the St. Charles Writers Group.