Some years ago I gave myself the task of trying to understand the things that shaped Chester Palcewski’s personality. I wrote a short story entitled “His Journey Westward,” which appeared in Electric Acorn, a literary journal published in Ireland. In the story I described what Chester may have felt as a boy, witnessing the death of his father. That trauma, and many others, had a profoundly negative effect on him.
Here are some excerpts:
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