The Philosopher’s Daughter – New Fiction by Lisa Fu

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The Philosopher’s Daughter
by Lisa Fu

 

Note:
This story deals with very sensitive subject matter and is not intended for immature readers or reader under 18.

 

Photo: Paweł Strykowski

Photo: Paweł Strykowski


My name is Chloe. Brown eyes, two of them, long dark hair, a reddish
mouth, both hands, about 5’4”, you know all that. Thin and pale.

 

His name is John. He was a hands-off sort of parent, didn’t really
look into our lives too much or baby us. We had no mother to speak of;
she left us when we were just babies. He was always a young father,
hurrying in and out of the apartments we lived in, always going
somewhere, chain-smoking, or writing, sometimes stopping to give us a
kiss or two, or play a game of chess. Only I never really knew how to
play, and he was impatient with lack of skill like that, inability on
the part of anyone, even a child, his own. He explained and tried to
teach me, but I never quite got it, never learned.

 

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