Today's story is "Parallax," by Terence Young. You can learn more about his writing at www.terenceyoung.ca.
"Parallax" is more a lyrical narrative than a traditional short story in that it attempts to convey the long life of a couple through a succession of details, impressions and random snips of dialogue, using at times some of the elements of poetry, such as repetition.
Terence Young has published several books of poetry and short fiction, as well as a novel. His first collection of poetry, The Island in Winter, was shortlisted for the Governor General's award, and his novel, After Goodlake's, won the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.
His work has appeared in journals across Canada, as well in England, France, Germany and the U.S. A third collection of poetry, Smithereens, is forthcoming from Harbour Publishing in the spring of 2021.