4 Dec 2023

Short Story competition winner: Some Other Richard

From Nine To Noon, 10:40 am on 4 December 2023
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A man in his 50s volunteers to drive the hearse with his father’s body to Auckland. During the journey the son reflects on who his father was and his relationship with him, and comes to understand that he and his father are more alike than he had previously thought. Some Other Richard is one of the winners of the Nine to Noon 2023 Short Story Competition. It was written by Andrea Pollard, and is told by Jim Moriarty.