The Wishstone by John Mc Caffrey
Approx. 24,690 words.
Published on December 8, 2013.
Ben Jameson is a bitter retiree in Willow Manor with nothing more to do with his life than await the inevitable. Forgotten by his family, his days are marked by a solitary life of books and loneliness. A chance meeting with a terminally ill patient named Nora shows him that he's still capable of caring for another. As Nora's illness progresses, they both dare to hope in the magic of the strange pe