After So Long
This illustration is by Philip Isard based on a short story by Michael Daly
Stuart took a yellowed photograph of himself at six-years-old from his briefcase. He passed it through the wicket to the desk sergeant who pushed up his glasses.
“I’d like to file a missing person’s report, please.”
“Do you have a more recent picture?”
Stuart produced his driver’s license. The officer looked unimpressed.
“Absolutely not, Officer,” sighed Stuart, “He’s been missing for a long time. I need him back.”
That night he was sleepless again.