Following is the third excerpt from my story “The Moping Man.” You’ll have to scroll down to read the other two. The story’s from a collection I’m making into an ebook titled AT A LOSS. Loss and grief and the all too often inability to adequately express grief or to bring it to a sufficient closing are common human problems that are at the heart of this collection. I had intended to bring out the ebook this month, but upon advice I’m waiting until the new year begins. Publishing dates look better early in a year than at its end. At this time the cover’s being designed, and it’ll be distinctive, professional, innovative, and appropriate to the collection.