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PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020
I don't know what to tell him.
'I'm sorry for your loss' seems too cliché.
'I'm there if you need me' isn't true; we haven't talked since we were nine and playing Red Rover.
'Losing a father must be hard' seems so obvious that it's insulting.
The school bus pulls in, a familiar grunt escaping from the battered engine as it halts.
'I'm sorry that you are forced to ride the same bus that we've been riding for five...
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