The Color of Leaves

Jim Esch
10 min readNov 4, 2021

A short story for Fall about a divorced Dad’s shaky relationship with his son. This story was written a long time ago and was first published in the 1990’s in the online journal 256 Shades of Gray. It seems to be the right time of year to reissue a mildly revised version here for Medium readers.

In the afternoon he drove to his ex-wife’s house and picked up his son Ronny. Then they drove to the nearest state park and walked…

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