Becoming Katie (Part One)

The lone memento of Luke Hill’s unhappy existence hangs like a specter in his former bedroom, piercing blue eyes haunting from a 12-year-old portrait. It’s Luke at age 4, in a blue silk kimono, a glossy studio snapshot from when the family lived in Japan, during Dad’s service in the U.S. Marine Corps. This is Katie’s room now, and the picture of Luke hanging on her wall is the only one she’ll allow her mother to display in the house.

Source: Tulsa World
Published: May 7, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1,876 words)