In the Shadow of Time

In the Shadow of Time is a short story about a young man returning to his hometown to attend his father's funeral. It is written and narrated by Jean Maldonado.

Derek travels back to his hometown of Redford, NY to attend his father's funeral. He wishes he would've spent more time with him during his final days, but being one of New York's top surgeons keeps him very busy. On the day of his arrival, Derek catches a glimpse of an old friend. Well, let's be honest, she was more than just a friend. Emily was Derek's childhood best friend and his first love. They a shared love that unfortunately couldn't stand against the unforgiving distance or time's inevitable victory.

Would going to dinner to catch up be okay? Would Emily even want to speak to him? Or will Derek's past come back to haunt him?