The Bench

F.C. Malby


The Bench

The Bench

  • Title: The Bench
  • Author: F.C. Malby
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Kindle Edition



A compelling yet quietly unsettling short story of expectations, loss and memories A young girl who shares wisdom and stones brings to light the complexities of a man s life and final decisions.


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The Bench by F.C. Malby is a remarkably short story (in more ways than one).Sitting on a bench in a park, we meet Bill (though his name isn't important). An old man, weary from the trials of life, he sits and watches as the world goes by without him.One day, a little girl greets him, one who is very astute and mature for her age. She teaches him some simple life lessons, through very simple, yet quite profound ways. A very quick read (at only 5 pages), but meaningful nonetheless. There's very li [...]

I received this book via LibraryThing and despite that kind and generous consideration my candid thoughts appear below.This is where I usually put the plot summary but since it's hard to say very much about a 10-minute read without spoiling it completely, I'll just say that a sad and hopeless man has a very uplifting encounter with an incredibly eerie and uplifting young lady.Qualitatively speaking, the tone of this story was wonderful. The depiction of the little girl is downright spooky and th [...]


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