Hey, Mom. Tell Rod... by Thomas M. Kelly
Approx. 10,420 words.
Published on August 3, 2011.
In the city of Seattle, Washington, Rodney and Maggie Smythe receive a message on Rodney's telephone answering machine from Maggie's son Danny by a former marriage, saying "Hey, mom, tell Rod I am coming home, see ya' soon.". Danny and Rodney, step-son and step-father, have had a strained relationship since Rodney and Maggie were married.