Knowing Home

A literary short story published in:
The Antigonish Review, Number 171, Fall 2012, pp. 105-111

Curious that his family kept pulling up roots, Ben Sindet visits the farmstead in Ontario his ancestors built and his grandfather sold. He is forced to relive more of his family’s story than he bargained for.

A short excerpt:
“Ben wasn’t so sure he himself was pleased. This was weird now. He hadn’t planned for weird. It felt like some bony hand had time travelled out of a grave and clamped over his heart. Maybe this was the connection his grandfather had to escape from. Ben sighed. He had wanted to come here to prove the Sindet in him, this Sindet generation, was still attached to the family farm, and instead it was his ancestors who had shown him just how attached he was.”