Intro By Catherine Hedge
Some of us are lucky enough to have fathers who cradle our hearts until we are strong enough to be on our own. Others, we find gentle souls who take the challenge and give their great gift of love. For all fathers and mentors, thank you for shaping the future!
Raji Singh has his own unique version of fathers. Here’s to you, Fellows!
by Raji Singh
Our Founder, James Thaddeus “Blackjack” Fiction
‘Tell our stories, Raji. If you don’t, it will be as if we never lived.’
These whispering cries of joy and sorrow rise from the bookshelves and portraits in the Fiction House.
I cannot refuse.
(Artwork enhancements by: Joseph Rintoul)
PART I – FATHERS’ SENSIBILITIES
I am James Thaddeus Fiction, the Fifth – a true Fiction. Typhoon tears me from my parents and my realities strip away. I enter another world, one of imagining, surviving. Eventually new, loving parents, Dr. Ben and Indira Singh, take me in. Now I am Raji.
But, before then…
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The ironies of my foundling fate blessed me with three additional males to consider Fathers.
I wish on no other person the brutality – the disregard and abuse – that most in my situation must become part. I desire for all, the kindness and…
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