Henry stood on the road watching his father drive away in the old Chevy pickup truck. With tears in his eyes, Henry waved, not knowing whether his father would see his gesture in the truck’s rearview mirror.
They didn’t part ways on good terms. Clarence expected Henry to takeover the family’s feed and grain business. But Henry had different plans. He came back home from state college with the need to discover himself, to set his own path.
What Henry couldn’t see after his father dropped him off at the bus stop were the tears streaming down his father’s cheeks.
Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.